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BRYANT FAMILY HISTORY 

ANCESTRY AND 
DESCENDANTS OF 

DAVID BRYANT 

(1756) 



OF SPRINGFIELD, N. J.; 

WASHINGTON CO., PA.; KNOX CO., OHIO; 

AND WOLF LAKE, NOBLE CO., IND. 



COMPILED BY 

"Kvi. CLARA VAILE BRAIDEN 






Fair is our lot — goodly is our heritage. 

—KIPLING. 



1913 

PRIVATELY PRINTED 

CHICAGO, ILL. 



TO THE MEMORY OF OUR PIONEER 
FATHERS AND MOTHERS, WHO BY 
PERSONAL SACRIFICE AND THE GIFT 
OF THEIR NOBLEST ENERGIES, BLAZED 
THE WAY AND FOUGHT THE BATTLES 
TO ESTABLISH THIS NATION OF 
AMERICA. 



"Good blood — descent from the great and good — 
is a high honor and privilege. He that lives 
worthily of it is deserving of the highest esteem; 
he that does not, of the deeper disgrace." — Colton. 






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FOREWORD 

"History should be painted as a stern goddess, with truth on her 
right hand and memory on her left. While in the background 
should appear tradition, hke a wandering light glimmering along the 
quicksands of oblivion, and in the foreground should stand an angel 
pointing to the future." — Sorrows of Nancy. 

The history of this family discloses a long line of patriots, 
and many pioneers worthy of permanent record. The history 
of the first four generations is as complete as it could be made 
by a diligent research of the records in the Congressional 
Library of Washington and the public libraries of Chicago, of 
Boston, New York, and other cities. Much data of the early 
Bryants was obtained from records of the Holland Society of 
New York, and from tombstone inscriptions at Springfield, 
N. J., Connecticut Farms, N. J., Westfield, N. J., Mt. Freedom, 
N. J.; from church records of early New York City and New 
Jersey; from histories of Bergen, Morris, Hudson and Essex 
counties, N. J., and from marriage records of Essex county. 
Modern records have been obtained from family bibles and 
other family records. More time could have been spent 
searching records for early history of the family, but it was 
thought best to publish at this time the material collected. 
We trust that some interested descendant may carry on the 
work. All persons having further data on the ancestors or 
descendants of David Bryant or his wife are requested to send 
a copy of the same to the undersigned for preservation. As 
soon as enough additional data is received supplementary 
pages will be issued. Delineations of character have but rarely 
been attempted, since it would have been impossible to render 
justice to all. The virtues ascribed by their kindred are a 
gratif3dng testimony that many individuals of the later genera- 
tions have been worthy descendants of an honored ancestry. 
We learn from those yet living some of the characteristics of 



vi FOREWORD 

the pioneer forefathers. The mothers stood side by side with 
their pioneer husbands in the dignity and resolution required 
to subdue and build up a new country. They truly possessed 
great fortitude which enabled them to withstand the dangers 
and privations encountered. They had refinement of char- 
acter, the outgrowth of strong reHgious sentiment, and loyalty 
of principles which gave Statehood as the outcome of the Uves 
of these generations of pioneers, first in the East, then ever 
Westward. 

An interest in the Bryant family led the compiler for more 
than thirty years to collect data. A desire to become a 
charter member of the Daughters of the American Revolution 
in 1890 was the motive to inquire into the miHtary record of 
David Bryant. An increasing interest in the research came 
in meeting the Bryant family in the annual reunions. These 
reunions have afforded valuable aid in collecting history and 
traditions held in remembrance by the older members. How- 
ever, traditions have not been used in the book except when so 
stated or verified by records. 

We thank the descendants who have assisted in any way. 
We wish to mention especially Miss Ida E. Fisher, of Hebron, 
Ind., and Mr. John M. Lindly, of Winfield, Iowa. We ask the 
indulgence of the Bryant family for any inaccuracies, omissions, 
or errors which may have occurred. 

(Mrs.) Claea Vaile Braiden, 

June, 19 13 RocHELLE, Illinois. 



BRYANT FAMILY ASSOCIATION 

A gathering of the Bryant relatives was proposed by Miss 
Ida E. Fisher, of Hebron, Ind. After consultation with Mr. 
Ehas W. Bryant, of Lafayette, Ind., and Miss Eva Bryant, of 
Hebron, Ind., invitations were sent out to all the known rela- 
tives. The result was the presence of one hundred and twenty- 
four Bryant descendants at a meeting held in August, 1902, at 
Hebron, Ind. Of those present a score were the grandchildren 
of the revolutionary ancestor, David Bryant (No. 37, p. 31). 
Some of these were octogenarians. Acquaintances and friend- 
ships were formed among the relatives, who had been strangers, 
and a desire to meet again. The second meeting was held 
August 22, 1903, at Hebron, Ind. The Bryant Association 
was then organized with the following ofi&cers : 

President — Ehas W. Bryant, Lafayette, Ind. 
Vice-President — Clara V. Braiden, Rochelle, 111. 
Recording Secretary — Eva Bryant, Hebron, Ind. 
Corresponding Secretary — Ida E. Fisher, Hebron, Ind. 
Treasurer — M. C. Bryant, Hebron, Ind. 

Historical Committee — Clara V. Braiden, Ida E. Fisher, Eva 
Bryant. The following year J. M. Lindly, of Winfield, la., 
who is a well-informed historian, was added to this committee; 
also Dora L. Bryant, of CHfton Forge, Va., and Adelaide Post, 
of Carthage, Mo. 

Committee on Badges — Mr. Oscar Dinwiddie, Hebron; Mrs. 
Orah Doddridge, Mentone; Nettie Bryant and Laura Bryant 
of Hebron, Ind. 

The badge selected was the Bryant coat of arms. A recog- 
nition card to be worn by those present at the reunions indicat- 
ing ancestral Hne, from David Bryant (37), was also adopted. 
Ten of these family reunions have been held; nine of them at 

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viii BRYANT FAMILY ASSOCIATION 

Hebron, Ind., and the tenth, in 191 2, was held in Rochelle, 
111., at the home of Mrs. C. V. Braiden. Fifteen states have 
been represented. Reminiscences from older members formed 
an interesting part of the programs. When the society de- 
cided to publish a family history, the corresponding secretary 
sent out the Claypool genealogical blanks to addresses of all 
known Bryant descendants, and the information obtained 
from these blanks and other correspondence was compiled by 
Mrs. Clara V. Braiden. 



TABLE OF CONTENTS 

Page 

List of Illustrations xi 

The Coat of Arms xiii 

Explanations xiv 

Abbreviations xiv 

Dutch Records i 

Bryants in America 23 

Second Generation 24 

Third Generation 24 

Fourth Generation 27 

Fifth Generation 29 

New Jersey Branch 30 

David Bryant, 1756-1835 32 

Revolutionary War Record of David Bryant ... 34 

Sixth Generation 36 

Cooper Ancestry 42 

White Ancestry 44 

Herrick Ancestry 45 

Seventh Generation 58 

Vaile Ancestry 86 

Eighth Generation 130 

Ninth Generation 204 

New Jersey Bryants 222 

The Walich-Van Winkle Ancestry 229 

Revolutionary War Record of Jacob Woolley, . . 234 

Woolley and Woodruff Ancestry 235 

War Record of Abram Roll Woolley 239 



IX 



LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS 

Facing Page 

Agnew, Nancy B 54 

Beau Manor 44 

Blackstone, M. J 88 

Braiden, Clara V 168 

Braiden, Marion G 170 

Brown, Anna W 200 

• Bryant, Bessie E 186 

Bryant Coat of Arms Frontispiece 

Bryant, David 48 

Bryant, David 100 

Bryant, Elias 92 

Bryant, Elias 130 

Bryant, H. W 66 

Bryant, Isaac 36 

Bryant, J. A 98 

Bryant, James E 90 

Bryant, J. H 96 

Bryant, John 60 

Bryant, Joseph 38 

Bryant, Joseph 86 

Bryant, Lucretia D 68 

Bryant, Maria F 36 

Bryant, Mary A 62 

Bryant, Samuel 40 

Bryant, Simeon 46 

Cooper, Charles W 84 

Cooper, David 80 

Cooper, Hannah D . 80 

CoRT, Charles Edwin 172 

CoRT, Maria V 172 

Doddridge, Orah B 102 

Doddridge, W. B 104 

Eves, Ruby S 202 

Fisher, Ida E 184 

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xii LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS 

Facing Page 

Fisher, Nancy B 94 

Gambell, Sylvanus, Wife and Child 208 

Hall, Anna V . . . . 174 

Hanna, John Walker and Family . . 162 

Hayward, Belle F 182 

Herrick Coat of Arms 42 

Home of Simeon Bryant . 58 

Hover, Martha no 

Larminie, Hannah M 108 

Lindly, Clarriet 160 

Mitchell, Hannah B 50 

Mitchell, Joseph R 106 

Mitchell, Mathew 50 

Mount, Linnie C 158 

Post, A. C. and Family 112 

Post, Charles C 190 

Post, Elizabeth B 52 

RiDGEWAY, Clarriet A 212 

RiDGEWAY, Jennie L 160 

RiDGEWAY, WiLMA J l6o 

Sip Homestead 26 

Stuckey, Pauline 126 

Turner, Lillian E 180 

Vaile, Caroline C 82 

Van Winkle Homestead . 22 

Walich-Van Winkle Coat of Arms xiii 

Walker, John, and Family 162 

Welsh, Agnew 196 

Welsh, Bryant 122 

Welsh, George H 118 

Welsh, Jane B 56 

Welsh, Margaret J 118 




WALICH VAN WINKLE 



ORIGIN OF THE NAME 

Henry Barber, in his book on "British Family Names," says: 
"The name Bryant is from Breaunt, a locahty in Normandy; 
French, Briand, Briant." In "A Dictionary of Names," by 
Mark Antony Lower, we find that Bryan (Bryant) is a Celtic 
personal name of great antiquity, implying originally Regulus, 
or Chieftain. H. A. Long, in "The Names We Bear," says: 
" Briant, Bryan (whence Bryant) means strong. Mr. Versteeg, 
of Holland Society, New York City, gives the Dutch speUing 
Breyandt, meaning broad hand. In the early New Amsterdam 
records the name is also spelled Breijandt." 

The name is found on EngHsh records as early as the 13 th 
century. A coat of arms was granted to Guy de Brian at this 
period of time. The name is found in Dorsetshire, Gloucester- 
shire, Somersetshire, Suffolk and Wiltshire. 

THE COAT OF ARMS 

Tradition gives the Bryants an English origin, they having 
gone from England to Holland on account of rehgious persecu- 
tion. 

The Bryant coat of arms, in frontispiece, is that granted in 
1634 to Thomas Bryant of Bampton, in Devonshire, age 28. 
Description: Azure, a cross, or (gold) charged with a cinquefoil 
(five leaves) between four lozenges, gules (red). 

Crest: A flag azure (blue), charged with a saltier argent 
(silver). 

Motto: Fortiter et Fidehty; i. e.. Boldly and Faithfully. 

Cinquefoil (five leaf) signifies hope and joy, lozenges repre- 
sent honesty and constancy, also held to be a token of noble 
birth. Azure signifies loyalty and truth. Red donates mihtary 
fortitude and magnaminity, or (gold) denotes generosity and 
elevation of mind. Argent (silver) signifies peace and sincerity. 

A saltier is a St. Andrew's cross, or a cross in the form of an 
X. It is one of the nine greater or honorable ordinaries. 

xiii 



EXPLANATIONS 

The system employed in compiling this genealogy is believed 
to be the most approved in use at the present time. The aim 
has been to simphfy so that it may be readily understood. 
Each descendant has his own number, placed at the left of his 
name. When the name is followed by a + mark on the right, 
it occurs again in capital letters as the head of a family in the 
succeeding generation with the same number. When de- 
scendants do not have issue, their full biography, with a few 
exceptions, will be found with their names first mentioned. 

Small superior figures at the end of the names denote the 
generation. 

When tardy data was sent in, after numbering had been 
completed, it was necessary to give the child the parents' num- 
ber with a letter of the alphabet added. Conflicting dates have 
been sent in, and dates given from memory are often errone- 
ous. Some of the writing has been almost illegible, but many 
letters have been sent out in the endeavor to secure correct in- 
formation. If a name or date has been omitted, then it has 
not been given. If notification of errors shall be given to the 
secretary of the Bryant Association, corrections wiU be printed 
and furnished to purchasers of the Bryant Genealogy. 

Abbreviations 

Abt., about; bap., baptized; b., born; Ch., church; dau., 
daughter; deft., defendant; d., died; m., married; pltf., plaintiff; 
R.D., Reformed Dutch; rec, record; unm., unmarried. 

Usually genealogies follow only the line bearing the name of 
the male ancestor. In the Bryant Genealogy a record has been 
given, as far as obtainable, of all of the descendants of David 
Bryant and Catherine Woolley Bryant of whatever name, 
thus including the female lines of descent. 

xiv 



DUTCH RECORDS 



PIETER CORNELISSE & ANCESTOR 

Bergen Reformed Dutch Church Record 

Baptisms 



Child ^ Date 
Cornells 
bap. Apr. i8, 



Arent 



Parents Witnesses 

Pieter Cornelise None 

1676 Hendrickje Aerts 

[See for bap. p. 2 of these notes] 

Pieter Cornelisse Willem Hoppe, young 



man 



7, 1678 



Hendrickje Aerts 
Pieter Cornelise 
Hendrickje Aerts 
Pieter Cornelise 
Hendrickje Aertse 
Hendrick Hoppe 
Mareytje Jans 

Accepted as a Member of Bergen Reformed Dutch Church 
May 29, 1672 Hendrickje Aerts, by Rev. Wilhelmus Nieuwen- 
huysen 



bap. Oct. 

Andries 

bap. Aug. 21, 1681 

Andries 

bap. June 30, 1684 

WiUem 

bap. Apr. 2, 1684 



Merritje Ariaense 
Matys Hoppe 
Minouw Pouluse 
Matys Hoppe 
Mynouw Pouluse 
Willem Hoppe 
Hendrickje Aerts 





Bergen Baptisms 




Dierck 


Fredrick Thomassen 


Gerrit Van Dien 


bap. Apr. 


4, 1692 Catryna Hoppe 


Hendrickje Aert, widow 
of Pieter Cornelise Van 
Steenwyck 




(This shows that Pieter Cornelisse had died in i6g2) 




New York Reformed Dutch Church Baptisms 


Tryntie 


Andries Willemszen 


Jan Van de Bildt 


Sept, 


. 10, 1 65 1 Soppe (Hoppe) 


Wyntie Elberts 
Arentje Gerrits 


WiUem 


Andries Hop 


Joris Stephenszen 


Mar, 


. 29, 1654 


Stofifel Andrieszen 
Cornelis Arentszen 
Beelitie Hendricks 



BRYANT GENEALOGY 



Mattheus Albertus 


Andries Hoppe 


Lambert Huybertszen 










Mol. 


Mar. 


3, 


1658 


Geertie Hendricks 


Arie Corneliszen 
Christina Harmens 
Engeltje Wouters 


Hendrick 






Andries Hop 


Cornelis Aertszen 


Jan. 


9, 


1656 


Geertie Hendricks 


Belitje Hendricks 


Abraham 






Jan Corneliszen 


Cornelis Aertszen 


Oct. 


24, 


1649 




Engel Egberts 
Engel Borgers 
Grietie Joosten 


Lambert 






Gerrit Hendrickszen 


Cornelis Aertszen 


Sept. 


7> 


1653 




Hendrick Lambertszen 

(Mol?) 
Lysbeth Dircks 


Beletje 






Arie Corneliszen 


Cornelis Aertszens 


Oct. 


I, 


1663 


Rebecca Yrens 


Guiliam d'honneur 
Christina Steentiens 


Isaac 






Jan Theuniszen 


Cornelis Aertszen 


July 


2, 


1670 


Tryntie Pieters 


Jan Aertszen 
Adriaentie 


Sara 






Caspar Corneliszen 


Cornelis Arentszen 


Sept. 


3, 


1681 


Neeltje Jans 


[This is another family] 


* Hendrick je 




Cornells Aertszen 


Jacob Steoffelszen 


July 


7, 


1641 




Tryntie Simons 


* She may 


have died young, or more probably m. Lambert H. Moll. 


Arie 






Cornells Aertszen 


Huyck Aertszen 


July 


9. 


1642 




Marie Hans 
Anneken Loockermans 


Hendrick 






Cornells Aertszen 


Capt. Jan De Vries 


Sept. 


23, 


1646 




Evert Corn. Van der Wei 
Sara & Tryntie Roelofs 


Lysbeth 






Cornells Aertszen 


Willem Beeckman & wife 


Oct. 


I, 


1651 




Jacob Claeszen 


Annetje 






Pieter Corneliszen 


Dirck Gerritsen 


Sept. 


10, 


1671 


Hendrickje Aerts 

[Th 


Catharina Foppe 
is Foppe should be Hoppe] 


Geertruyd 






Pieter Corneliszen 


Hendrick Corneliszen 
[V. Schaick?] 


Nov. 


8, 


1673 


Hendrickje Aerts 


Geertie Hoppe 


Thomas 






Thomas Fredrickszen* 


Pieter Cornelissen 


Jan. 


4, 


1672 


Marritie Ariaens 


Hendrickje Aerts 



* His mother was Catharina Hopper 



FIRST GENERATION 3 

Cornells Pieter Corneliszen Hendrick Happen 

May 3, 1676 Hendrickje Hoppen (sic) Neeltje Cornells 
[See for this the first Bergen entry] 

New York Reformed Dutch Marriages 

July 10, 1662 Cornells Aertszen, widower of Belitje Hendricks 

and 
Weyntje Elberts, wid. of Aert Willemszen 

New York Baptism Record 

Andries Fredrick Thomas Adriaen [Arie] Corneliszen 

\\fan Schaick?] 
Aug. 23, 1673 Catharina Hoppe Sophia Jans 

Andries Hendrick Hoppen Adriaen Corneliszen 

[Van Schaick?] 
Jan. 12, 1681 Marie Jans Geertis Hoppen 

Note. — The daughters of the above family adopted the name of Van 
Schaick. 



ANCESTORS OF PIETER CORNELISZ BRYANT 

Minutes of the Orphanmasters of New Amsterdam 

P- 5- 
Nov. 9, 1655. Cornells Clasen Swits & Tobias Teunissen 
perished in the Indian massacre of September 15. Egbert Wouter- 
sen, Tomas Hall and Cornelis Aertsen appointed managers of their 
estate (especially cattle) left by them. 

p. 58. 

Geertje Hendrick widow of Andries Hoppe, deceased, appearing 
states that her deceased husband has appointed as guardians of the 
children Cornelis Aarsen and Lambert Huyhersen Mol, but has not 
made a testament. It is ordered that said guardians shall inform 
the Orphanmasters by inventory of the estate of Andries Hoppe, 
dec'd, real and personal, debts and credits (1658). 

P- 59- 
Whereas Andries Hoppe has died and has left here besides the 
widow & children some property and whereas he has named, 



4 BRYANT GENEALOGY 

before he died, as guardians of his infant children, Cornelis Aarsen, 
and Lambert Huybersen Mol, Therefore deeming it necessary 
that a proper inventory of the property may be taken to prevent 
loss and injury to the widow and the children in their rights and 
possessions, the orphanmasters herewith order said guardians to 
take as soon as possible an inventory of the estate, including furni- 
ture, property, real and personal, debts and credits here in the coun- 
try and to report to the Orphanmasters who will then advise what 
disposition of it shall be made. Dec. i8, 1658. 

p. 61. 
Jan. 8, 1659. The wife of Ryck Hendricksen had died in 1658. 
Besides her husband she left Hendrick Rycken in his loth year 
and dau. Gosewyn Rycken in her 9th year. Guardians Cornelis 
Aarsen & Pieter Stoutenburgh. 

P- 75- 
Whereas Cornehs Aarsen & Lambert Huybertsen Mol have been 
appointed by Andrees Hoppe before his death as guardians of his 
children, Therefore having learned that an inventory has been 
made of the property of deceased, the Orphanmasters hereby 
direct said guardians to appear before this Board at the City Hall 
next Wednesday, Feb. 26 & to show by inventory the condition 
of the estate of Andrees Hoppe, dec'd, when such disposition shall 
be made of it as shall be found proper. Feb. 19, 1658. 

p. 79. 
Feb. 26, 1659. 

Geertje Hendricks comes with Cornelis Aarsen & Lambert 
Huyberzen Mol, the guardians of the children of Andrees Hoppe, 
dec'd, and said guardians report that they have agreed with the 
widow Geertje Hendricks about a settlement on the children of 
their paternal inheritance and 1000 guilders that is 200 for each 
child have been allowed, but the agreement has not yet been 
written out. So ordered. 

Ryck Hendrickzen coming with Pieter Stoutenburgh and Cornelis 
Aarsen, guardians of the children left by Ryck's deceased wife, the 
guardians report that they have agreed with the widower & that 
Ryck is to pay to each child on coming of age 50 guilders. Write 
it out. 



FIRST GENERATION 5 

p. lOI. 

July 7, 1659. Pieter Lauwerens produces an account, according 
to which Jacob Coppe [dec'd] still owes him a balance of no 
guilders. The Orphanmasters order their Secretary to write to 
Cornells Aarsen & Jan Van der Bill directing them not to take to 
themselves any goods of Jacob Coppe dec'd before they have 
proved to the Board their rights. 

p. 104. 
Aug. 2, 1659. 
Before the Board appeared Cornells Aarsen who was informed of 
some declarations, made before the Board, that the testament made 
by Jacob Coppe had been destroyed. He says, that may be report- 
ed by some people, because they would like it to be so; he requests 
a copy of the declarations, which was allowed to him. 

p. no. 

Sep. 27, 1659. Having seen that the Burgomasters & Schepens 
of this City, after reading the statements of Willem Pietersen, 
Master Paulus Van der Beecq, Pieter Lauwerensen & wife, do not 
consider them sufficient to invalidate the last will and testament, 
made by Jacob Coppe, dec'd, the orphanmasters have decided that, 
for the best of the heirs, guardians and administrators must be 
appointed, electing thereto Timotheus De Gabry & Isaac Kip. 

Commission. 
Whereas Jacob Coppe has died and there has been found among 
his papers and property here a testament made December 14, 1653, 
before Notary D. Van Schelluyne & witnesses in favor of Lysbeth 
Cornells, daughter of Cornells Aarsen & Merritje Jans, dau. of 
Jan Van der Bilt, naming both heiresses of his estate. Therefore 
the Orphanmasters have resolved to appoint administrators of said 
estate, so that the heiresses may come to their own & they have 
elected & authorized, as they hereby do, Timotheus De Gabry & 
Isaac Kip, who are directed to make as soon as possible a complete 
inventory of all the goods & property, etc. 

p. 117. 
Nov. 13, 1659. Cornells Aarzen & Jan Van der Bilt request that 
they with some other persons may be authorized by the Worshipful 



6 BRYANT GENEALOGY 

Orphanmasters to administer upon the estate left by Jacob Coppe, 
dec'd, as their children are heirs of his property. Granted. 

P- 134- 
Apr. 29, 1660. Before the Board appeared Cornells Aarzen who 
requested that the settlement of the estate of Jacob Coppe, dec'd, 
may go on, whereupon Jacobus Vis & Isaacq Kip were called in. 
Jan Van der Bilt directed to appear before the Board a week from 
date, showing inventory of cattle, lands etc, left by Coppe. 

p. 136. 

May 7, 1660. Before the Board appeared Jan Van der Bilt & 
Cornells Aarzen, parents of the children named as his heirs by 
Jacob Coppe, dec'd, in the testament executed before Notary Dirck 
Van Schelluyne & witnesses. Said Jan Van der Bilt declares, that 
he undertakes to pay for his child Merritje Jans, & for the child 
of Cornells Aarsen, called Lyshet Cornells, the sum of 700 guilders 
in wampum, or for each 350 gldrs, out of the property left by Jacob 
Coppe in goods, lands and otherwise, including the charges on his 
farm, viz. 30 guilders still due to Tousein Bryeel for the land; he 
binds as security for the payment of said 700 guilders to the Orphans 
Court here said farm & cattle & generally his person & property, 
real & personal, present & future, nothing excepted, subject to all 
Courts & laws. 

May 23, 1660. Before us the underwritten Orphanmasters of 
the City of Amsterdam in New Netherland, appeared Geertje 
Hendricks, widow of Andrees Hoppe, dec'd, who stated she would 
give to her children Catrina, Wilhelmus, Hendrick, Matthys & 
Adolf Hoppe, as their share of their father's estate, the sum of 
1000 guilders, or 200 gldrs to each child at once & not more when 
they came of age or married, according to the agreement; made with 
the chosen guardians Cornells Aarssen & Lambert Huybersen Mol 
and executed before Notary Mattheus De Vos & witnesses March 6, 
1659. 

p. 142. 

Aug. 6, 1660. 

[Geertje Hoppe] was asked what had become of the 13 bearskins, 
6 elkhides & 170 deerskins sent to Holland. She answers she had 
not sent any deerskins to Holland, only the bearskins & elkhides, 



FIRST GENERATION 7 

but in partnership with Cornells Aarsen . . . The Orphan- 
masters direct that Cornells Aarzen & wife, Geertje Hendricks, 
Jacobus Vis & Isaack Kip shall be summoned for next Monday. 

P- 143- 
Aug. 9, 1660. Jacobus Vis & Isaack Kip, administrators of the 
estate of Jacob Coppe, dec'd, came with Cornells Aarsen & wife, 
Jan Vander Bilt & Geertje Hendricks . . . Cornells Aarsen 
& Jan Van der Bilt asked whether they knew anything about it 
[some items in the inventory], said no. 

P- 157- 
Nov. 17, 1660. Cornells Aarzen is asked, what shall be done to 
collect from his wife's sister* the money due to the estate of Jacob 
Coppe & whether execution shall be ordered. He asks for delay 
until the next session, so that he may speak with Jan Van der Bilt. 
*This wife's sister was Geertje Hendrick's widow [wife] of Andries 
Hoppe, deceased. 

p. 207. 

March 2, 1662. Weyntje Elberts, wid. of Aart Willemsen de- 
livers an inventory of her property & requests, that Burgomaster 
Paulus Leendersen Van der Grift & Symon Jansen Romeyn be 
appointed guardians of her children, which is allowed & they are 
to make an agreement with her according to the following order: 

Whereas Weyntje Elberts, widow of Aart Willemsen intends to 
marry again & take Cornells Aarssen, widower of Beletje Hendrlckn, 
as husband and whereas said Weyntje has four minor children by 
said Aart Willemsen upon whom before the solemnization of her 
marriage she is willing to settle their paternal inheritance, so that 
when they come of age or marry they may have their own, therefore 
the Orphanmasters of this City herewith after communication with 
and approbation of the widow, appoint the Hon. Paulus Leendersen 
Van der Grift, at present burgomaster of this City & Simon Jansen 
Romeyn, burgher & inhabitant here, as guardians, who are author- 
ized to make as guardians & administrators with the widow such an 
agreement on behalf of the children concerning what comes to them 
from their father's estate by a complete inventory & appraisal, 
statement of debts & credits, as justice may require & to report 
the same to this Board for approval. 



8 BRYANT GENEALOGY 

p. 209. 
March 9, 1662. 

Before us the Orphanmasters of the City of Amsterdam in New 
Netherland appeared Weyntje Elberts widow of Aart Willemsen 
who declared that according to the agreement made with Burgo- 
master Paulus Leendersen Van der Grift & Symon Jansen Romeyn, 
Burgher residing here, guardians of said Weyntje's children she 
truly owes to her children Willem* Annetje, Elbert &" Evert Arents* 
the sum of 2200 guilders for their paternal inheritance, that is to 
each child 550 gldrs, for which she gives as security to the orphans 
chamber a mortgage on her house, mill & lot on the Eastside of the 
Heere Straat. (Broadway) 

* As there was no child Hendrickje Arents or Aerts among these 
children it is plain that Hendrickje Aerts could not have been the 
stepsister of Pieter Cornelissen Van Steenwyck Breyant. 

p. 212. 

Mrch. 23, 1662, The son [Aart Cornelissen] of Cornells Aarsen, 
appearing says that Willem the orphaned son of Margriet Samuel 
has Hved for some time at his parents' house & his father after the 
death of his mother has turned the farm over to him, he requests the 
Orphanmasters to leave said Willem in his service. He is told, 
first to speak with Willem & then to come with him to the next 
session of the Board. 

Year Book Holland Society for 1900. 

p. 128. 

Dec. 10, 1666. 

Fietske Gerrits, late wife of Jan Jacobsz De Vries, died, leaving 

4 minors: Gerrit, Oewe, Mynske and Grietie Janske (De Vries). 

Jan Jacobsz informs orphanmasters that he intends to marry Briete 

Olofs, widow of dec'd. Pieter Cornelissen Sweet. Foeke Jansz & 

Cornells Aerts appointed guardians of above 4 children. 

p. 127. 

Dec. 10, 1666. Pieter CorneHssen, alias the Swede, had died 
leaving daughter Margrieta Pietersz, and widow Brieta Oloffs. 
Her farm situate opposite Stuyvesant's farm. 

From this and above entry it will be shown that Pieter Cornelisz 



FIRST GENERATION 9 

Sweet and Pieter Cornelisz Van Steenwyck or Bryant were two dis- 
tinct persons, having no relationship. As guardians of Margrieta 
Pietersz were appointed Pieter Stoutenburgh & Jan Jansz Lange- 
straet (Longs treet). Nor was this Pieter CorneKsz Sweet any 
relation of Cornells Aerts. 

p. 113. 

Sep. 19, 1657. Tryntie Hendricks, widow of Cors Pietersz. 
Children Cornelis Corssen Cornelissen, 12 years, Pieter 6 years and 
Hendrick Corssen CorneHssen 3 years old. She intends to marry 
Fredrick Lubberts. 

[Year Book Holland Soc. for N. Y. as above.] 

Court Minutes of New Amsterdam. 

Vol. II, p. 373. 

This day 10 April, 1658, Claas Teunisen, farm servant, Hving on 

Cornelis Aarsen^s bouwery, appears before me Joannes Nevius, 

Secretary on the part of the Burgomasters & Schepens of the City of 

Amsterdam in N. Netherland, and declares to appeal to the Director 

General & Council of N. Netherland from the judgment pronounced 

by the Court of this City in date of 8th April, between him & Pieter 

Van de Linde. 

p. 380. 

May 6, 1658. Cornelis Aarsen v. s. Pieter Jansen & Gerrit his 
partner, defts. Defts. in default. 

Vol. Ill, p. 12. 

Sep. 17, 1658. Cornelis Aarsen demands from Cristiaan Baren- 
zen's widow 100 guilders in beavers arising from the sale of a horse. 
Deft, says she has no objection to it, but has no beavers, offers to 
pay in seawant at beavers price. The Court orders deft, to pay 
pltf. the sum demanded within 14 days in beavers. 

p. 33. Sep. 2, 1659. 

Raghel Van Tienhoven demands from Cornelis Aarsen according 
to obligation 401 gldrs, saying thereon is paid 2 skepels winterwheat, 
I skepel of white & i skepel of gray pease, 99 gldrs. 4 stivers. Deft. 
says he offered an ox to which pltf. answers she does not know what 
to do with it. Referred to arbitrators. 



lo BRYANT GENEALOGY 

Vol. Ill, p. 146. 

Mrch 16, 1660. 

Raghel Van Tienhoven demands from Cornells Aarzen 401 gldrs 
according to obligation whereon she declares she has received 99 
gldrs 4 stivers in zeawant & i skepel of white pease at 3 gldrs. & i 
skepel of gray peas at 4 gldrs & 2 skepels of wheat at 5 gldrs the 
skepel, amounting together to 117 guilders. Deft, denies owing so 
much producing an offset a/cc but without date. Pltf. demands 
costs of suit. The Court orders deft, to pay pltf. according to 
obligation, deducting the 117 gldrs pltf. acknowledges to have 
received, Sz: if any further payment has been made on the obligation 
he shall have duly to prove it. 

p. 251. 

Jan. 25, 1661. The Court refer the matter in dispute between 
J. J. Van de Langh Straat (Longstreet) and Simon De Sweedt to 
Cornells Aarsen & Pieter Stoutenburgh as arbitrators. 

p. 376. Oct. 4, 1661. 

Francois De Bruyn demands from Cornells Aarzen 5 beavers for 
^2 aam of French wine, drawn in his name at the funeral of Jacob 
Coppe, dec'd. Deft, admits the wine was drawn in his name, but 
says he cannot obtain any proceeds from the estate. The Court 
orders deft, to pay pltf. 

p. 424. Dec. 13, 1661. 
Cornells Aarsen pltf. vs. Lodowyck Pos, deft. Deft, in default. 

Vol. IV, p. 2. 

Jan. 3, 1662. 

Cornells Aarsen as curator of the residuary estate of Jacob Coppe, 
dec'd, demands from Lodvwyck Pos 24 gldrs. in bvrs, according to 
obligation. The Court order deft, to deposit the money with the 
Secretary of this City. 

p. 267. June 26, 1663. 
Freryck Flipzen, pltf. vs. Cornells Aarzen deft. Deft, in default. 



FIRST GENERATION ii 

Vol. V, p. 31. Feb. 24, 1664. 

Among the 94 subscribers towards a City loan of 27500 guilders 
towards repairing New Amsterdam's fortifications Cornells Aarzen 
was one among 48 subscribing 100 guilders each. 

p. 41. Mrch 25, 1664. 

Thomas Hall, pltf. vs. Cornells Aarenzen & wife, defts. Both in 
default. 

p. 52. May 6, 1664. 

Jan Vigne, Eghbert Wouterzen, Cornelis Aarzen, Aart Corneliszen, 
Severy Lauwerens & Cornelis Jacobsen Stil appearing with the 
R*. Hon. D^ General [Stuyvesant], Jan Vigne states that the 
General has enclosed the Highway heretofore made use of & made 
another road, which is not passable in winter. Whereunto the 
Hon. General answered he shall attend to it. 

p. 225. Apr. 19, 1665. 

Among those ordered taxed to pay for the maintenance of the 
English soldiery on Manhattan, Cornelis Aarsen, living outside the 
land gate (Broadway), was assessed 2 guilders weekly. 

Vol. VI, p. 13. 
June 6, 1666, 
In the case in dispute between Thomas Hal att of Willem Beeck- 
man & Jan Vinge & Cornelis Aertzen on the one side pltfs., against 
Wolfert Webber on the other side, deft, the U. Court at deft's 
request orders that the land in question shall be again surveyed at 
his own expense by the surveyor Cortelyou in presence of Alderman 
Cornelis Van Ruyven, Pieter Stoutenburgh & Jan Langestraat 
[Longstreet], and — on behalf of deft. — Mr. Jacob Kip. Which 
done, said persons are requested to settle the question between 
parties, if possible & reconcile them; if not to report their verdict 
to the W. Court. 

p. 17. June 12, 1666. 

Dirck Gerrits Van Tright demands from Cornelis Aertsen delivery 
of 2 horses & a foal bought by him from deft, for 925 in seawant. 
Deft, demands that pltf. shall give security for the promised money, 
as he is given a long time to pay. The U. Court having heard 



12 BRYANT GENEALOGY 

parties order pltf. to enter security within 8 days on pain of the 
trade being declared null. 
N.B. This June 12 pltf. gave as his security Casper Steinmets. 

p. 67. Apr. 2, 1667. 
Jacob Van Couwenhoven, Egbert Woutersen, Cornells Aartsen, 
Albert Leendertsen & 3 Commissioners from the Bench to be present 
at the surveying of land in dispute between 

Wolfert Webber [a Minton ancestor] 

& 
Willem Beeckman 

p. 69. 
April 16, 1667. 
In the matter in question between the Rev. D°. Johannes Mega- 
polensis, Dom^; Samuel Drisius & M^ CorneHs Van Ru3r^ren on the 
one side and Cornells Aertsen, Huygh Barentsen & CorneUs Jacobsen 
Stille on the other side, regarding the tilUng of the land & the pastur- 
ing of cattle in the common, the U. Mayor's Court appointed the 
newly elected & old retiring Overseers of Roads & Fences, who are 
requested to examine the matter, to hear arguments & if possible 
to decide the case; if not to report to the U. Court. 

p. 118. Mrch 10, 1668. 
Thomas Breden sued John Garland for payment of debt in 
Boston. 

p. 118. Mrch 10, 1668. 
M^ Paulus Leendersen Van de Grift & M^ AUard Anthony, 
pltfs, against Jan Bastiaensen, deft. The U. Court having heard 
parties order (with free consent of parties) that the case shall be 
referred to impartial arbitrators and to this end the U. Court 
elects Thomas Hal, Egbert Woutersen, Jan Langestraet (Long- 
street) and Cornells Aertsen, who are hereby authorized to hear the 
matter in question argued by parties after examination, to decide 
this if possible, to reconcile them, & to report their conclusion to the 
U. Court on the next day. 

Vol. I, p. 316. 
May 31, 1655. 
Thomas Hall ^Cornells Aertsen pltfs, contra Dirck d'Pottebacker, 
Pieter Linde, Hendrick Van Dyck, Paulus Leednertsen, Jan 



FIRST GENERATION 13 

Geraerdy, Pieter Stoutenburgh & Egbert Woutersen, defts. Pltfs. 
& all the defts. (except Pieter Linde) in default. 

p. 320. June 7, 1655. 

Thomas Hall & Cornells Aertsen, in quaHty of overseers, appointed 
by the Hon. Director General & Council, of the Common Fences on 
the Island of Manhattan Pltfs vs. Pieter Van de Linde, Hendrick 
Van Dyck, the wife of Paulus Leend'' Van die Grift and Egbert 
Woutersen, defts. 

Defts. accused of not attending to their share in the repairing of 
the fence of the common pasture land on Manhattan Island. 

Vol. II, p. 91. May i, 1656. 

Cornells Jansen, Woodsawyer, says that in the last trouble with 
the Indians Cornells Aertsen requested and engaged him to remain 
with him on the General's (Stuyvesant's) Bouwery, and that he 
would pay him therefor as much as the others, being Frenchmen. 
And as each of the Frenchmen received for his part 25 gldrs, he 
requests that deft, be condemned to pay him Hkewise 25 gldrs. Deft, 
acknowledges that during the late troubles (in September, 1655) with 
the Indians he requested & engaged pltf. on the Hon. General's 
Bouwery on aforesaid conditions; but that he did so in the absence 
of the Hon. General, by the order of Fiscal Tienhoven. Maintains 
he must look to the Fiscal, but offers to pay pltf., if he may deduct it 
from the rent of the Bouwery. Parties being heard, the Court 
decide as Corn^ Aertsen engaged & hired pltf. CorneHs Jansen as 
aforesaid he is bound to pay him as well as the others, who were 
then there. Therefore deft, is condemned to satisfy pltf., saving his 
guarantee against whomsoever gave him orders & directions to 
hire pltf. 

p. 92. May I, 1656. 

Thomas Hall & Cornells Aersen in their quality as Overseers of 
Fences on the Island of Manhattan commissioned by the Director 
General & Council, pltfs. contra Ide Van Vorst, Hendrick Pietersen, 
Claes Pietersen Cos, Jan Vinje, Leendert Aerden, CorneHs Jacobsen 
Stille, Wolfert Webber, Gerrit Hendricksen & Jacob SchelHnger, 
defts. 

Demanded to bear their equal share in the cost of repairing the 
fence for the common pasturage. 



14 BRYANT GENEALOGY 

p. 117. June 19, 1656. 

Cornelis Jansen, Woodsawyer, states whereas Cornells Atrtsen 
fails to pay him according to judgment dated i^* May last, he 
requests the Court to give orders that he may be paid. So ordered. 

p. 125. June 26, 1656. 

Andries Lourensen, Sergeant, demands payment of a balance of 
24 guilders for wages earned & agreed upon, by Thomas Hall & 
Cornelis Aertsen. Deft. Thomas Hall acknowledges the debt; says 
it was incurred for the Common Fence ; requests as those who have 
cattle fail to pay their quota, that they be constrained thereto. 
Pay in 3 days. 

p. 127. Julys, 1656. [Seep. 141. July 10, 1656.] 

W". Beeckman, Tomas Hall & Wolfert Webber, pltfs., contra 
Leendert Aerden & Cornelis Jacobs Stille, defts. Pltfs. complain 
about damage done to their tilled land by cattle of defts. Cornelis 
Aertsen & Dirck Clasen to value the damage & act as arbitrators. 

p. 131. July 3, 1656. 

Nicasius De Sille in quality as Schout (prosecutor) of this City 
vs. Dirck Clasen Braeck, deft. For that deft, on last Sunday 
afternoon during the sermon tapped for & gave drink to 3 or 4 
different persons against the placard & ordinance. Deft, denies 
the same; says he only treated Nicolaes Verleth, Corn^ Aertsen & 
Ide Van Vorst & their wives to a drink of beer, through friendship 
and good neighborhood, without taking a penny therefor, as they 
did him many favors heretofore when after his cattle. Parties 
being heard, deft, is excused with a warning, this being his first 
offence, & pltfs. demand herein dismissed. 

p. 131. 

Nicasius de Sille in his quahty as Schout pltf. vs. Cornelis Aersen, 
Ide Van Vorst & their servants, defts. For that their servantmen 
raced last Sunday evening after the sermon, within the City, with 
horses & wagons & much noise & singing, from which great damage 
& disaster might have arisen. Concludes, therefore, that defts. 
or their servants be condemned each in a fine of £4 — Flemish. 
Cornelis Aersen & Ide Van Vorst, as masters of their servants, for 



FIRST GENERATION 15 

their committed fault, condemned each in a fine and penalty of 
three guilders. 

p. 141. July 10, 1656. 

Whereas Dirck Clasen is frequently absent on business, the 
Court has, at the request of W"'. Beeckman, appointed in his place 
Ide Van Vorst, who is authorized with Cornells Aertsen to value the 
damage (as noted on p. 10 of these notes, July 3, 1656, p. 127 of 
New Amst. records). 

Pieter Cornelissen, carpenter & millwright, had died prior to 
Jan. 22, 1660. Vol. 3, p. 108. 

Documents relating to the Colonial History of New York. 
Vol. I, p. 195: 

Before me CorneHs Van Tienhoven, Sec^. of New Netherland, 
appeared Cornells Arlssen, aged about j6 years, who at the request 
of Cornells Leendersen, deposes, — that it is true that he accom- 
panied Jacob Stoffelsen & Gerrit Dyrksen into the fort on the day 
after the attack on the Indians & there heard the Director [kieft] 
say: " 'Tis the fault of the freemen that the Indians were attacked — 
but yojar neighbor, Abraham Planck, was well aware of it, who 
might have warned you." All which deponent declares to be fact 
& truth. Done in Fort Amsterdam, 28 March, 1643, ^^ New 
Netherland. 

The mark X of Cornells Arlssen. 

At that time Cornells Aersen doubtless was Hving at Pavonia 
(Jersey City). 

Vol. II, p. 183. 

Emigrants to the Colony of the City of Amsterdam, on the 
Delaware River, from 1657 to 1661. Cornells Aertsen of Zeven- 
hoven, his boy & nephew. 

Zevenhoven, or Sevenhoven, a village about 12 miles northeast 
of Ley den. 

Vol. XIII, p. 419- 

We who have hereunto subscribed our names are wilHng to take 
our dividends or lots, at the furthest New Dorpe or village (Marble- 
town) when the governor shall please to give the order for the laying 
them out unto us. Esopus (Kingston, N. Y.), Sep. 26, 1668. 
Cornells Arson, and 23 others. 



i6 BRYANT GENEALOGY 

Documents relating to Col. Hist, of N. Y. 

Vol. XIV, p. 377. 
To D^ Stu5rvesant & Council of New Netherland: 
Shows with due reverence Johannes Theod. Polheym, preacher, 
that he has some time ago bought from Cornells Aerssen a parcel 
of land lying in the village of Midwout (Long Island), & as a pay- 
ment of 100 guilders has become due, petitioner finds himself 
compelled to request that your Honors will please to pay for his 
account, debiting the same lor it, so much to Cornells Aerssen. 

The Acting Receiver is ordered to pay for the account of the 
petitioner 100 gldrs to Cornells Aerssen. 

Dec. 21, 1656, at Fort Amsterdam in New Netherland. 
Calendar of Dutch Manuscripts. 

Sep. 12, 1648. Note. Cornells Arentsen of Pavonia (Jersey 
City) to Isbrandt Dircksen Goethardt for 322 guilders in seewant. 
[Calendar of Dutch Manuscripts] 

This will show that before locating on Manhattan Cornells Aertsen 
had settled at Pavonia. Thence he seems to have gone to Mid- 
wout, L. L, and from there to Manhattan Island. 

There was also a very prominent merchant, Cornells Jacobsen 
Steenwyck, living at New Amsterdam at the time, but there is not 
the least evidence to connect him with Pleter Cornellssen Bryant 
Van Steenwyck. 

Hackensack Reformed Dutch Church Records 
Baptisms 
Child &° Date Parents Witnesses 

P- 74 
Lysbeth Pieter Cornelisse Breyandt Gerrit Van Dien 

Mrch 26, 1686 Hendriktie Arents Angenitie Strickers 



Hendrlckle 


p. 82 
Roelof Bongaert 


Jan Bongaert 


& 


Geertruy Breyandt 


Lammetie Bongaert 


Marretie 




Cornells Breyandt 


Sep. 29, 1700 




Antie Breyandt 



FIRST GENERATION 



17 



Annetie 
June 28, 1702 



Rachel 

Feb. 20, 1703 



P-85 
Cornelis Breyandt 
Margrit Simese Van 
Winckel 



p. 86 



Mattys Hoppe 
Antie Jurckse 



Simeon Jacobse Van 
Winckel & wife Antie 



Cornelis Breyandt 
Hendriktie Housman 



Johannis 
Aug. 27, 1704 



Eendricktie 
Apr. 24, 1709 



Simon 

June 5, 1709 



Petrus 

Dec. 7, 1709 



Simeon 

Apr. 22, 1 7 10 



Andries 

Jan. 3, 1714 



Hendrick 
Jan. 23, 1715 



Isack 



Cornelis Breyandt 
Margritie Van Winckel 

p. 96 
Cornelis Breyandt 
Margrita Simese Van 
Winckel 

p. 96 
Isack Vreeland 
Trintie S. Van Winckel 

P- 97 
Egbert Ackerman 
Elysabeth Breyandt 

p. 99 
Cornelis Breyandt 
Margrita S. Van Winckel 

p. 105 
Cornelis Breyandt 
Margrita S. Van Winckel 

p. 108 
Gerrit Van Dien 

Vrouwtie Verwey 



p. 78 



Nic. Kip 
Antie Breyandt 



Siarel Housman * 
& wife Hendriktie 
* A Hoppe relation 



Nicases Kip 
& wife Antie 



Cornelis Breyandt 
Margrytie Van Winckel 



Cornelis 1 ^i j^ 

Antie ) Breyandt 



Isack Vreland 
& wife Trintie 



Jacob S. Van Winckel 
& wife Jakemintie 



Cornelis Breyandt 
Catr. Ackerman, wife of Jan 
Verwey 

Siarel Huysman 
Geertruy Breyandt 



i8 



BRYANT GENEALOGY 

p. 8i 



Cornells Nic. Kip 

Jan. 1,1700 AntiQ Breyandt 



Jacob Nic. Kip 

Dec. 14,1702 Antie Breyandt 

Annatie Nic. Kip 

Jan. 3, 1706 Antie Breyandt 

Catrina Nic. Kip 

Sep. 12, 1708 Antie Breyandt 

Elisabeth Nic Kip. 

Mrch II, 1 71 1 Antie Breyandt 



P-85 



p. 90 



P- 95 



p. 99 



Antie Jurkse 

(She was wife of Mattys 
Hoppe) 

Mattys Hoppe 
Marg. S. Van Winkel 



Roelof Bongaert 
Elis Breyandt 



Egbert Ackerman 
Vrouwtie Van Dien 



Hendrick Hoppe 
& wife Mary 



p. lOI 

Antie Miggiel Schors 

Dec. 16, 1 71 1 Elisabeth 

P- 113 
Cornelia Hendrik Van Gisse 

Sep. 16, 1716 Sara Romeyn 

After this the number of other & later family connections increases 
to such an extent that they crowd out the earlier & now more distant 
Hopper relations as baptismal witnesses & vice versa. 



Antie Breyandt 



Isack Van Gisse 
Antie Breyandt 



P- 93 
Louwerens Egbert Ackermans 

Jan. 18, 1708 Elisabeth Breyandt 

p. 106 
Geertie Egbert Ackerman 

May 2, 1 7 14 Elis. Breyandt 
Same remark as above. 



Herman Bras 
Geertie Egbers 



Isack Van Gyse 
Vrouwtie Van Dien 



p. 82 
Cornelia Pieter De Groot 

Oct. 13,1700 'Qelitie Van Schaieck 

It is stated that Cornelis Aerts' children, born in this country, took the 
name Van Schaick. Note the witnesses. 



Hendrick Hoppe 
Hendricktie Arens 



FIRST GENERATION 



19 



Gritie 

Nov. I, 1702 



P-85 
Pieter De Groot 
Belitie Van Schaick 



Matthys Hoppe, & 
A daughter of Jan DeGroot 



Joannes 
July 5, 



1704 



Pieter De Groot 
Belitie Van Schaieck 



Gerrit Van Dien 
Belitie, wife of G. Jurrise 



p. 89 
Dina Pieter De Groot Jacob De Groot 

Aug. 12, 1705 Belitie Van Schaick Antie Hoppe 

The entries on pp. 82, 85 & 89 are strong indications of the relationship 
between Van Schaick & Hopper. 



Cornells 
Dec. 8, 1700 



P-83 



Gerrit Van Dien 
Vrouwtie Verwey 



Jan Verwey 
Hendricktie Arense 



P- 77 



Elisabeth Gerrit Leydekker Siarel Huysman 

Aug. 9, 1696 Neeltie Cornelisse Hendriktie Arentse 

It is quite probable that a close and critical study of the Hackensack 
records and a thorough knowledge of family relations would still further 
disclose the relationship between Cornelis Aertse & Pieter Cornelissen 
Bryant & the Van Schaicks. 

Members of the Reformed Dutch Church of New 
Amsterdam Between 1649 & 1660 

N. Y. Biogr. & Geneal. Record 
Vol. 9, p. 45 
Lambert Moll & Tryn Pieters his wife 

Baptisms Reformed Dutch Church of New Amsterdam: 
Child &° Date Parents Witnesses 

Geertje Lambert Huybertszen Moll Pieter Wolfertszen 

Aeltje Pilms 
Lambert Huybertsz 



Sep. 6, 1648 
Abraham 
Mrch 23, 1642 



Jan Snedeker 
Gerrit Wolfertszen 
Christine Hunen 
Hester Jans 

No witnesses 



Cornelis Lambert Huybertszen 

May 4, 1 66 1 Hendrickje Cornelis 

This doubtless accounts for Lambert Huyberts' Moll being in the 
Hopper Aerts family circle. After the death of his ist wife he married 



20 BRYANT GENEALOGY 

Hendrickje to all appearances the daughter of Cornells Aerts [probably 
before 1658]. 

Pieter Cornelissen 

In the absence of any absolute, primary documentary proof of 
the close relationship between Pieter Cornelissen Van Steenwyck or 
Bryant and Cornelis Aertsen of Manhattan Island we have to rely 
on secondary or circumstantial proof or evidence. And this is 
abundantly furnished, especially by the baptismal records. 

In the first place, the name or patronymic of the subject of our 
investigation was Cornelissen which according to the well estab- 
lished Dutch and New Netherland usage of the time meant that he 
was the son of Cornelis. The investigator, in his extensive search, 
has found only one Cornelis among the very many bearing this 
name who could logically have been the parent of Pieter Cornelissen 
Bryant, and this CorneHs was Cornelis Aertsen. 

There existed a very close relationship between the Hopper and 
Cornelis Aertsen families, as shown by the baptismal records, first 
of New Amsterdam, where [see p. i of the notes] Cornelis Aertsen 
& his wife Belitje Hendricks were constant witnesses at the baptisms 
of Hoppe or Hopper children. The wife of Andries Hoppe & the 
wife of Cornelis Aertsen were sisters. The baptismal records of 
Bergen show the close relationship — thro their continually acting 
as witnesses for each other — between the Cornelissen and Hopper 
families. This generation were cousins, through their mother. 
At the baptism [p. i of notes] of Dierck son of Fredrick Thomassen 
& Catryna Hoppe, Hendrickje Aert, wid. of Pieter Cornelise was a 
witness. Why? Because through her deceased husband she was 
a cousin by marriage of Catryna Hoppe. On page i of the notes 
we find Lambert Huybertszen Mol acting as a witness with Arie 
Corneliszen for a child of Andries Hoppe. Why? Doubtless because 
having recently married Hendrickje Cornelis (dau. of Cornelis 
Aertsen) he, Mol, — through his wife, — had become a relative of 
the Hoppers. These notes also contain several instances where 
Cornelissens acted as witnesses at Hopper baptisms and vice 
versa. 

The Hackensack baptismal records again bear testimony to the 
close relationship between the Breyants & the Hoppers, as indi- 
cated through their continually officiating as witnesses for each 
other, and interrelated families. Note also at the foot of p. 13 of 



FIRST GENERATION 21 

these notes that both Hendricktie Arens [wid. of Pieter Cornelissen 
Van Steenwyck or Bryant] and Hendrick Hoppe were witnesses, in 
1700, at the baptism of a daughter of Belitie Van Schaick. On 
p. 53, Vol. 7, of the N. Y. Genealogical and Biographical Record it 
is stated that the children of Cornelis Aertse & Belitje Hendricks 
took the name Van Schaick. All except Hendrickje bap. July 7, 
1 64 1, who probably died unmarried. We ^wo7£^ that she did not, 
but married Lambert Huybertszen Mol. 

Therefore the Van Schaicks and Bryants were brothers and sisters, 
which accounts for their often acting as witnesses for or with each 
other under the name of Cornelissen, as well as once at Hackensack 
under the name of Van Schaick & Hendricktie Arens or Aerts as the 
wid. of Pieter Cornelissen. 

The question of why Pieter Cornelissen then did not share in his 
paternal inheritance [p. 53, Vol. 7, N. Y. Gen. & Biogr. Record] 
remains to be considered. Pieter doubtless was the oldest son of 
Cornelis Aertsen and settled in New Jersey while his younger broth- 
ers and sisters were growing up, and assisting their father on his 
farm. As happened with so many older sons who set out for them- 
selves, he doubtless had received advances from his father which 
fully covered his share in the paternal inheritance. If we could 
find Cornelis Aertsen' s will, this would have been stated, as it was 
stated in the wills of many later testators which have come down to 
us. Pieter was busy developing his Bergen or Hackensack hold- 
ings which occupied all his time and energy, and at the time of 
Pieter's marriage to Hendrickje Aerts (July 10, 1670) his father had 
just died. 

Joining the various Hnks in the chain of secondary or circum- 
stantial evidence, as shown in the accompanying notes, there can 
be no doubt that Pieter Cornelissen Van Steenwyck or Bryant was 
the son of Cornelis Aertsen of Manhattan. 

It is not plain why Cornelis Aerts' younger children should have 
taken the name Van Schaieck. There is a Schaick, a neighborhood, 
section or district, 2}4 miles northeast of Leerdam in the province 
of South Holland, besides 2 polders (drained lakes) in the same 
location. There are also two manors. Great and Little Schaick, 
1)4 miles northeast of Scherpenzeel in the province of Gelderland, 
and about 25 or 30 miles distant from Steenwyck in the Province of 
Overysel. 



22 BRYANT GENEALOGY 

Aardrykskundig Woordenboek van Nederland, by S. Gille 
Heringa. 3d Edition, 1874. 

It was nothing unusual among the Holland Dutch in those early 
pioneer days for children of the same parents to adopt entirely 
different family names. It, in reality, occurred so often that the 
practice almost became a custom. This custom doubtless accounts 
for the disappearance of many descendants of early pioneers from 
the records. Those descendants adopted certain names and 
where the records do not clearly indicate the connection or relation- 
ship between the bearer of the original name and the bearers of the 
later adopted name, the means of identification are lost. 

N. Y., Dec. 10, 191 2. DiNGMAN Versteeg. 




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O ^ 



BRYANTS IN AMERICA 

I 

CoRNELis Aertszen (Bryant^), b. 1607, probably in Steen- 
wick, Holland; m. (ist) Belitje Hendricks, who died before 
March 2, 1662. He m. (2nd) July 10, 1662, Weyntje 
Elberts, widow of Aert Willemszen (N. Y. R. D. ch. rec, 
Marriages). Cornelis Aertszen was in New Netherlands (now 
New York) prior to 1650. 

His children by his first marriage were : 

2. I. Pieter Cornelisse Breijandt (see Dutch rec, p. 16); 

m. Hendrickje Arentse + 

3. H. Hendrickje Breijandt, b. July 7, 1641; m. Lambert 

Huybersen Moll (Dutch rec, p. 19). 

4. III. Arie (Adriaen) Breijandt, b. July 9, 1642; m. Rebecca 

Yrens. 

5. IV. Hendrick Breijandt, b. Sept. 23, 1646; m. Geertie 

Hoppe. (Dutch rec, p. i.) 

6. V. Lysbeth Breijandt, b. Oct. i, 1651. 

Cornelis Aertszen, the founder of the American branch of the 
Dutch family of Breyant, Hke so many thousands of others (says 
Mr. Dingman Versteeg of New York, an expert on the records of 
early Holland Dutch in this country, and who has made extensive 
research on the Bryant ancestry), appears to have been known and 
referred to only by his patronymic. One of his sons seems to have 
adopted the family name of Breyant [a customary proceeding 
which was regarded as both proper and legal]. Tradition states 
that two brothers of the family of Bryant went from England to 
Holland to escape rehgious persecution. They may have married 
in Holland before then, or more probably their descendants emi- 
grated to America. The custom of taking surnames, sometimes, 
of a near relative makes it possible that Pieter CorneHsse adopted 
the name of Breyant, which may have belonged to the maternal 
side of the house. As in most all similar instances, the evidence 

23 



24 . BRYANT GENEALOGY 

appears to be only circumstantial. Sufl&cient time has not been 
taken to solve this problem. 

Cornelis Aertszen was worthy in every respect, enterprising and 
public-spirited, a pioneer entitled to recognition among the founders 
of this great nation. He was in New Netherlands prior to 1650 
and took a prominent part in the affairs of his day, "so you cer- 
tainly have reason to be proud of him." 

2 SECOND GENERATION 

PiETER CoRNELissE Breyandt^ (Comelis Aertszen^), b. 
prior to 1650; d. 1692; m. July 31, 1670, Hendrickje Arentse. 
Marriage rec, Bergen R. D. ch., p. 281, Holland Society copy: 
"July 10, 1670, Banns Piet Cornelisse Van Steenwyck (Brey- 
andt) young man, and Henrickje Arentse, young woman; 
married July 31, 1670, before the court at Bergen." 

Children: 

7. I. Annatie (Annatje Anna Breyandt), bap. Sept. 10, 

1671; m. Dec. 20, 1691, Nicassius Kip; m. 
(2nd) Oct. 10, 1 7 13, Isaac Van Gysse+ 

8. II. Geertruyd Breyandt, bap. Nov. 8, 1673; witnesses, 

Hendrick CorneHssen and Hendrickji Aerts-f- 

9. HI. Cornelius Breyandt, b. Apr. 18, 1676; m. Dec. 7, 

1700, Margrita Simese Van Winkel-f- 

10. IV. Arent Breyandt, bap. Oct. 7, 1678; witnesses, WilHam 

Hoppe and Marritje Arentse (p. 69, Holland 
Society rec). 

11. V. Andries Breyandt, bap. Aug. 21, 1681, at Bergen, 

N. J.; witnesses, Matys Hoppe +, Mynonn 
Paulase. 

12. VI. Andries Breyandt, bap. June 30, 1684; witnesses, 

Matys Hoppe and M3nionn Paulase. 

13. VII. Lyzabet (Elizabeth) Breyandt, bap. Mar. 26, 1686; 

m. Oct. 26, 1695, Roelf Bongaert+ 

7 THIRD GENERATION 

Annatie Breyant^ (Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornelis Aertszen^), 
b. Sept. 10, 1671; m. Dec. 20, i69i,Nicasius Kip, b. abt. 1660, 



THIRD GENERATION 25 

New Anstel (New Castle) on the South or Delaware River in 
Delaware; d. in latter part of 171 2; son of Hendrick H. Kip 
and Anna de Sill. Both Nicasius Kip and his wife Annatie 
were admitted to membership in the Hackensack ch. Sept. 22, 
1694. Both were witnesses to a baptism Oct. 4, 171 2, soon 
after which Nicasius died. Since his widow m. Isaac Van 
Gysse, widower of Hildegond Kuj^Der. (History Preakness 
Ref . Ch. by Rev. George Labaw, p. 45.) He was made a deacon 
Apr. 16, 1695. 

Children: 

14. I. Isaak Kip, bap. 1697; witnesses, Gertruy Breyandt 

and Siarel Huysman. 

15. II. Cornelis Kip, bap. Jan. i, 1700; witness, An tie Jurkse, 

wife of Mattys Hoppe. 

16. III. Jacob Kip, bap. Dec. 14, 1702; witnesses, Mattys 

Hoppe and Marg. S. Van Winkel. 

17. IV. Annatie Kip, bap. Jan. 3, 1706; witnesses, Roelof 

Bongaert and Elis Breyandt. 

18. V. Catrina Kip, bap. Sept. 12, 1708; witnesses, Egbert 

Ackerman and Vrouwtie Van Dien. 

19. VI. Elisabeth ICip, bap. Mar. 11, 1711; witnesses, Hen- 

drick Hoppe and wife Mary. 

8 

Geertruyd Breyandt^ (Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornehs Aerts- 
zen^), bap. Nov. 8, 1673; m. Oct. 26, 1695, Roelf (Ralph) 
Bongaert of Hackensack, N. J., son of Cornelisse Janse Boom- 
gaert or Bongaert, Bongart; descendants known as Bogart of 
Flushing. (See Bergens, Kings Co., p. 42.) 

Children: ru o i. •*. t 

bap. Sept. 29, 1700; witnesses, Jan 



20. Hendrickie Bongaert 

21. Marretie Bongaert 



Bongaert, Lammertie Bongaert, 
Cornelis Breyandt, Antie Breyandt. 

9 

Cornelius Bryant^ (Pieter Cornehsse,^ CorneHs Aertszen^), 
b. Apr. 18, 1676, in Bergen, N. J.; d. 1729-30; m. Dec. 7, 1700, 
Margrietje (Marguerite) Simese Van Winkel, who was bap. 



26 BRYANT GENEALOGY 

Nov. 4, 1676; d. Dec. i, 1730; dau. of Symon Jacobse Van 
Winkel, bap. July 24, 1653, and Annatje Arianse Sip, dau. of 
Claas A. Sip. An abstract of his will is given as follows in Vol. 
23, p. 68, New Jersey Archives : Cornells (Cornelius) Breyandt 
of Elizabethtown, Essex Co., yeoman, dated Oct. 2, 1720. 
Wife, Margarett. Children, Johanis, Simon, Andris, Hanne, 
Stepson Peter, Winne. House in Springfield on south side of 
road, a negro boy. Executors, the wife, John Kewman of 
Newark, John Blanchard, Jr., of Elizabeth Town . Proved 
Dec. 19, 1720. Also will of his widow, viz., Nov. 8, 1729, 
Margaret Breyant, widow of Cornelius, of Elizabeth Town, 
Essex Co. Sons, Peter Wenem, Johannis, Simeon, and Andris. 
Daughters, Hannah, wife of Cornelius Westerveld, Rachel 
Breyant (under age), Hendrickie, wife of Jonah Carl, who has 
dau. Elizabeth. Two tracts of land, bought of John Blan- 
chard, Jr., personal estate. Executors, Johannis Knewman 
and Egbert Ackerman of Bergen Co. Proved Jan. 13, 1729-30. 
Margrietje Simese Van Winkle; m. (ist) Martin Winne, Oct. 
30, 1697, who d. 1698. 

Children: 

22. I. Annetie Breyant, bap. June 28, 1702, at Hackensack; 

m. Cornells Juriese Westerveld. The record 
of her marriage is as follows: " Anntie Breyant, 
young dame living at New Britain and Cornells 
Juriese Westerveld, young man living at Aken- 
sack, both born at Ackensack, announce their 
intention of marriage Sept. 14, 1723." 

23. n. Johannes Breyant, bap. Aug. 27, 1704. 

24. III. Hendricktie (Henrietta) Breyant, bap. April 22, 17 10; 

m. Jonah Carl, had dau. 
24a. Elizabeth Carl 

L 25. IV. Simeon Briant, b. 1710; bap. April 22, 1711; m. Han- 
nah Searing + 

26. V. Andris Briant, bap. Jan. 3, 17 14; m. Elizabeth 

+ 

27. VI. Rachel Briant, under age of 18 years in 1729. 



FOURTH GENERATION 27 

13 

Lyzabet (Elizabeth) Breyandt^ (Bryant) (Pieter Corne- 
lisse,^ Cornells^), bap. 1686 in R. D. ch., Hackensack, N. J.; m. 
Egbert Ackerman, who was b. at Bergen, in East N. J. 
Banns pubhshed Apr. 12, 1707, at Hackensack, N. J, [New 
Jersey Archives, Vol. 22, p. 470.] 

Children: 

27a. I. Lauwrens Ackerman, b. Jan. 18, 1708; witnesses, 
Herman Bras and Geertie Egbers. 

27b. II. Petrus Ackerman, b. Dec. 7, 1709; witnesses, Cor- 
nelius and Antie Breyandt. 

27c. III. Geertie Ackerman, b. Feb. 5, 1712; witnesses, Isaac 
Van Gyse, Vrouwtie Van Dien. 

27d. IV. Geertie Ackerman, b. May 2, 1714; witnesses, Isaac 
Van Gyse, Vrouwtie Van Dien. 

27e. V. Lauwrens Ackerman, b. Aug. 5, 1716. 

27f. VI. Hendricktie Ackerman, b. Sept. 29, 1717. 

27g. VII. Annatie Ackerman, b. Aug. 14, 1720. 

27h. VIII. Lauwrens Ackerman, b. Mar. 3, 1723. 

271. IX. Cornelis Ackerman, b. Apr. 17, 1726. 



25 FOURTH GENERATION 

Simeon Bryant^ (B riant, Breyandt) CorneUus^ [9], Pieter 
Cornelisse,^ Cornells^), b. 1710; bap. Apr. 22, 1711; d. June 25, 

1784; m. Hannah Searing, who was b , 1718; d. Apr. 

7, 1785; dau. of John Searing. They lived on a farm near 
Springfield, N. J.; probably inherited the farm. This farm is 
still in possession of a descendant of his family. They are 
both buried in the old churchyard at Springfield, N. J. 

Children: 

28. I. Phoebe Bryant, b. Oct. 6, 1736; m. Samuel Littell; 

had eight children. 

29. II. Jacob Bryant, b. Feb. 23, 1739; m. Abigail Rush- 

more + 

30. HI. Hannah Bryant, b. July 7, 1741; d. Feb. 2, 1803; 

buried in Springfield, N. J. 



28 BRYANT GENEALOGY 

31. IV. Sarah Bryant, b. Jan, 23, 1743; m. (ist) Daniel Ross; 

(2nd) Constance Cooper. 

32. V. Samuel Bryant, b. Jan. 9, 1746; m. Lydia Craig of 

Westfield, N. J.; had nine children; lived at 
Mt. Freedom, N. J.+ 

33. VI. EHas Bryant, b. Jan. 5, 1748; d. unm. 

34. VII. Rachel Bryant, b. Feb. 2, 1750; m. Nathaniel Ross+ 

35. VIII. Elizabeth Bryant, b. Oct. 2, 1753; m. Abraham Mul- 

f ord ; had children : 
35a. I. Elizabeth Mulford. 
35b. II. Sarah Mulford. 

36. IX. James Bryant, b , 1754 (probably the James 

who moved to Washington Co., Pa., and thence 
to Fredericktown, Ohio). 
J 37. X. David Bryant, b. May 22, 1756; m. Catherine Wool- 
ley+ 

38. XL Rhoda Bryant, b. Aug. 5, 1758; m. (ist) Isaac 

Marsh; had six children; m. (2nd) Jonah 
Cooper + 

39. XII. Simeon Bryant, b. Mar. 16, 1760; m. Mary Searing+ 

26 

Andris (Andrew) Brient^ (Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse^ 
Cornelis^), bap. 17 14; witnessed by Nicassius Kip and Anntie 
Breyandt; d. about Nov. 1750, (yeoman). Lived in Elizabeth- 
, town. His will made in 1749 names his wife Elizabeth and 
his sons John and Cornelius, also Samuel and Andres, both 
under age, and appoints his brother Simeon Brient executor. 

Children: 

39a. I. John Bryant (Brient), b , 1739; d. Oct. 26, 

1801; m. Abigail , who was b. Oct. 19, 

1705; d. Feb. 2, 1856. Children: 

1023. I. Mary Bryant, b , 17 • • • 

1024. II. Andrew Bryant. 

39b. II. Cornelius Bryant. 
39c. III. Samuel Bryant. 
39d. IV. Andres Bryant. 



40 


I. 


41 


II. 


42 


III. 


43 


IV. 


44 


V. 



FIFTH GENERATION 29 

29 FIFTH GENERATION 

Jacob Brient^ (Bryant) (Simeon* [25], Cornelius,^ Pieter 
Cornelisse,^ Cornells^), b. Feb. 23, 1739; m. Abigail Rushmore. 

Children: 

Abigail Brient, b ; m. Richard Kissam + 

Samuel Brient, b 

Mary Brient, b ; m. A. M. Meeker. 

Hannah Brient, b ; m. A. M. Kissam. 

Nancy Brient, b ; m. Samuel Meeker of 

Philadelphia, Pa. 

31 

Sarah Brient^ (Bryant) (Simeon* [25], Cornelius,^ Pieter 
Cornelisse,^ Cornells^), b. Jan. 23, 1743; m. (ist) Daniel Ross 
m. (2nd) Constance Cooper. 

Children ist m.: 

45. I. Daniel Ross, Jr., who m, Phoebe Frieson of Orange, 

N.J. 

46. II. Rachel Ross, who m. William Lawrence of Rahway, 

N.J. 
Children of 2nd m.: 

47. IV. Fanny Cooper. 

48. V. Sarah Cooper, m Day. 

32 

Samuel Brient^ (Bryant) (Simeon* [25], Cornelius,^ Pieter 
Cornelisse,^ Cornells^), b. Jan. 9, 1746; m. Lydia Craig, dau. of 
Andrew Craig of Westfield, N. J.; resided at Westfield, N. J. 

Children: 

Simeon Brient. 

Jacob Brient. 

James Brient. 

David Brient. 

Elias Brient. 

Hannah Brient; m. Mr. Horton. 

Elizabeth Brient; m. Mr. Brown. 

Sarah Brient; m. Mr. Young. 



49 


I. 


50 


II. 


51 


III. 


52 


IV. 


53 


V. 


54 


VI. 


55 


VII. 


56 


VIII. 



30 BRYANT GENEALOGY 

34 

Rachel Brient^ (Bryant) (Simeon^ [25], Cornelius,^ Pieter 
Cornelisse,^ Cornells^), b. Feb. 2, 1750; d. Sept. 14, 1810; m. 
Nathaniel Ross. 

Children: 

57. I, James Ross; m. Margaret Moore. 

58. II. Abigail Ross; m. Samuel Magie. 

Rachel Bryant lived in the home of her brother David for a 
few years before her marriage, where she left a loving remem- 
brance. She is buried in the old graveyard at Springfield, New 
Jersey. 

NEW JERSEY BRANCH 

No effort has been made to trace the Bryant descendants other 
than those of David Bryant of 1756; however, we include the 
following data: 

38 . ^ 

Rhoda Brient^ (Bryant) (Simeon^ [25], Cornelius,^ Pieter 
Cornelisse,^ Cornells^), b. Aug. 5, 1760; m. Isaac Marsh of 
Rahway, N. J. 







Children: 


38a. 


I. 


John Marsh. 


38b. 


II. 


Isaac Marsh. 


38c. 


III. 


Abram Marsh. 


38d. 


IV. 


Bryant Marsh. 


38e. 


V. 


Susan Marsh. 


38f. 


VI. 


Hannah Marsh, 



39 

Simeon Bryant^ (Simeon,^ Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ 

Cornelis^), b. Mar. 16, 1760; m. Mary Searing, b. Feb. 14, 

1766; d. Aug. 22, 1856. Simeon d. Sept. 28, 1831. Simeon 

Bryant and Mary his wife and three of their children are 

buried in the old churchyard in Springfield, N. J- 



39a. 


I. 


39b. 


II. 


39c. 


III. 


39d- 


IV. 


396- 


V. 


39f- 


VI. 


39g- 


VII. 


39h. 


VIII. 


391- 


IX. 


39 J • 


X. 


39k. 


XI. 



/■ 

FIFTH GENERATION 31 

Children: 

Elizabeth Bryant, b. Jan. 5, 1784. 

Chloe Bryant, b. Nov. 11, 1786. 

Fanny Bryant, b. Aug. 30, 1788. 

Daniel Saering Bryant, b. Dec. 15, 1790. 

Hannah Bryant, b. Dec. i, 1794. 

Nancy Bryant, b. Feb. i, 1797; d. April 15, 1798, 

Jacob Bryant, b. Apr. 9, 1800; d, June 5, 1803. 

Mary Bryant, b. May 6, 1803. 

Jane Bryant, b. Nov. 12, 1804; m. Mr. Keeler; lives 

in New York City. 
Simeon Alfred Bryant, b. Mar. 12, 1807. 
Sarah Ann Bryant, b. Sept. 12, 1810. 



40 

Abigail Brient^ (Bryant) (Jacob^ [32] Simeon,^ Cornelius,^ 

Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornells^), b ; m. Richard Kissam, 

who was a cousin of Mrs. William K. Vanderbilt. 

Children: 
40a. I. Daniel Kissam, who m. Mary Bryant and had chil- 
dren as follows: 
40b. 11. John Rushmore Kissam. 

40c. III. FrankHn Kissam; resided in East Orange, N. J. 
4od. IV. Anna Kissam; resided in Newark, N. J. 

37 Descendants of David Bryant, 1656-1835 

David Bryant^ (Simeon"^ [25], Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ 
Cornells^), son of Simeon Briant and Hannah Searing, b. May 
22, 1756, at Springfield, N. J.; d. Aug., 1835, ^t Wolf Lake, 
Noble Co., Ind.; was m. abt. 1782, probably near Springfield, 
N. J., to Catherine Woolley, b. abt. 1759; d. Aug., 1835, at 
Wolf Lake, Ind., who was a dau. of Abraham Woolley and 
Catherine Woodruff. 

Children: 
59. I. Sarah Bryant, b. Jan. 23, 1783; m. Ephriam Vas- 
binder+ 



32 BRYANT GENEALOGY 

60. II. Elias Bryant, b. Nov. 5, 1784; m. Ann Vance + 

61. III. Isaac Bryant, b. June 18, 1786; m. Maria Louisa 

Fisher + 

62. IV. Joseph Bryant, b. Apr. 14, 1788; m. Dorothy Camp- 

bell + 

63. V. Samuel Bryant, b. Jan. 25, 1790; m. Mary Ross; 2nd, 

Joanna Woodruff. 

64. VI. Abraham Bryant, b. Nov. 5, 1791; d. Aug. 17, 1793 + 

65. VII. Mary Bryant, b. Mar. 25, 1793; m. Sylvanus Cooper+ 

66. VIII. Simeon Bryant, b. Apr. 26, 1795; m. EHzabeth 

McCauley+ 

67. IX. David Bryant, b. May 12, 1797; m. Rachel Adams; 

m. 2nd, Margaret Steinbrook; m., 3rd, Mercy 
H. Ransom + 

68. X. Hannah Bryant, b. Apr. 16, 1799; m. Matthew Black 

Mitchell + 

69. XL EHzabeth Bryant, b. Mar. 13, 1801; m. Charles 

Cracraft Post+ 

70. XII. Jacob Bryant, b. Jan. 15, 1803 ; m. Jane Anne Welsh+ 

71. XIII. John Bryant, b. July 5, 1805 ; killed at the age of 15 by 

the falHng of a tree. 

72. XIV. Nancy Bryant, b. Dec. 16, 1807; m. (ist), David 

Agnew; (2nd), John Keller + 

73. XV. Jane Bryant, b. May 8, 1810; m. Madison Washing- 

ton Welch + 

David Bryant 
It is a difficult matter to pay worthy tribute to these early 
pioneers of America. We cannot even fancy what trials they met, 
what hardships they endured, or with what determination they 
braved the dangers of the times to provide homes for their families. 
Of this sturdy stock was our ancestor, Daved Bryant, soldier and 
pioneer, courageous to face the foe in securing Hberty for the 
American people, and one of the earliest pioneers to brave the 
savage and blaze the way for the civiHzation of the West. Born 
in 1756, he spent his early childhood in New Jersey, where he 
found that strength of character so essential in the higher develop- 
ment of our nation. At the age of nineteen he entered the Conti- 
nental Army, enhsting at Springfield, New Jersey, and remaining in 



FIFTH GENERATION 33 

service five years. In 1790 he, with his family, moved to Washing- 
ton County, Pennsylvania. He there purchased a farm in Buffalo 
Township, near Owl Creek. The name of David Bryant appears 
in the first census of the United States taken in 1790, as residing in 
Washington County, Pennsylvania, his family consisting then of 
seven members. In 181 6 he again moved westward to Knox 
County, Ohio. Here he owned three farms near Fredericktown, 
Ohio. The following is a communication dated August 8, 191 1, 
from the recorder of Knox County, Ohio: "David Bryant pur- 
chased one hundred acres from Reuben Sutton, another one hun- 
dred and ninty-eight acres from Jacob Mitchel, another about 
two hundred acres from Wm. Mitchell." 

At an advanced age he started westward with his wife, in com- 
pany with the family of his son Elias, this time for Indiana. Mrs. 
Bryant objected to the new venture, and as they visited friends on 
the way, each tried to dissuade them from going further, but David 
was not a man to brook opposition. They finally came to Wolf 
Lake, about fifteen miles northwest of Fort Wayne, Indiana, where 
they spent the summer of 1835. Elias bought land there from the 
government. The aged parents could not withstand the hardships 
incident to pioneer Hfe. They both sickened and died in the 
month of August. They are buried on the east bank of Eel River, 
on ground which Elias Bryant sold to his nephew David Vasbinder. 

Mr. Strain lived within three miles of the graves; there is also a 
wagon road not more than twenty rods east of them. The exact 
spot, as far as we can ascertain, is unkown. The indomitable will 
and progressive spirit of this ancestor led him always in the fore- 
march of western emigration, and he gave to this country sons and 
daughters who have proved to be loyal patriots and faithful citizens. 
There have come down to us through the older members of the 
family many interesting traditions of this great-grandfather David. 
Mrs. J. K. Blackstone, his granddaughter remembers hearing her 
father say that his father was a strict disciplinarian, which might 
have been due to his mihtary training. He was over six feet in 
height, and an average weight of about one hundred and ninety 
pounds, his frame large and powerful with a commanding pres- 
ence. In later Hfe he fell and fractured a hip so that he was 
obliged to use a cane. The wife, Catherine Woolley Bryant, was a 
small woman. She lost her eyesight and was blind for fifteen 



34 BRYANT GENEALOGY 

years before her death. She left a memory of sweetness and loving 
kindness that was a benediction to all who were privileged to 
know her. Her mother, Catherine Woodruff Woolley (widow of 
Abraham Woolley) spent her last years in the home of her grand- 
children, Joseph and Dorothy Campbell Bryant, who Hved in 
Buffalo Township, Washington County, Pennsylvania, near Clays- 
ville. She died there in 1825 at the advanced age of one hundred 
and six years and was buried near Claysville, Pennsylvania. Mr. 
Joseph Bryant of Clifton Forge, Virginia, son of the above Joseph, 
is authority for this record of the good old age of our ancestress, 
Catherine Woodruff Woolley. Military record of David Bryant: 
"State of New Jersey, office of Adjutant General. It is certified 
that the records of this ofhce show that David Bryant served one 
month in 1776 as private, minute man Captain Horton's Co., ist 
Regiment, Essex Co., N. J. militia; again served 8 days in same 
company and regiment; served 3 months in the winter of 1778-79 
as private, same company and regiment; afterwards served 7 
monthly tours under Capt. Joseph Horton during Revolutionary 
War." 

[Signed] William S. Stryker, Adjutant General. 

From Department of the Interior, Washington, D. C: "David 
Bryant served several short tours with the New Jersey Troops in 
each year from 1776 to 1780 on alarms and guard duty under 
Capt. Brookfield, Capt. Horton and Capt. Townley, Col. Thomas 
and Col. Spencer. Battles engaged, Springfield, Conn., Farms, 
and Elizabethtown, Applied for pension Oct. 5, 1833; res. at date 
of application, Wayne, Knox Co., Ohio; age at date of application, 
born in Springfield, N. J., May 22, 1756. His pension was allowed. 
He moved about 1791 to Washington Co., Pa., and about 1816 to 
Knox Co., Ohio." 

[Signed] H. Clay Evens, Commissioner. 

There were many smaller engagements during his five years of 
active service in and around Springfield. It is probable that he 
faced the enemy many times with ball and powder. On the 17 th 
of September, 1776, there was a brisk skirmish at Springfield which 
is described as follows by Col. Symmes, the American commander: 
"On the approach of Gen. Lesley's 'British' troops towards Spring- 



FIFTH GENERATION Q!f>p,1 35 

field they were discovered by Maj. Spencer's cadets stationed on 
the western road. Major Spencer instantly dispatched a light 
horseman at full speed four miles to Chatam to notify the Col. 
Commandant that the enemy in considerable force were within 
two miles of Springfield. The brigade 'American' was already 
under arms and was ordered instantly to march towards Spring- 
field to sustain Maj. Spencer. Meantime, the Major prudently 
abandoned Springfield and retreated toward Chatam, westward, 
where he was reinforced by the American brigade at Bryant's 
Tavern. After Maj. Spencer had communicated to the Col. 
Commandant the position of the enemy then occupying Spring- 
field, the brigade advanced to the attack. The center of the 
enemy occupied the ground in front of and the meadow behind the 
Woodruff Tavern. The Col. Commandant of the mihtia supported 
by Col. Lindly on the left and Major Spencer (who now com- 
manded the Essex Regiment) on the right brought up the center 
of the brigade until they were within pistol shot of the enemy. 
The confhct continued about an hour, when darkness forbade a 
longer contest at that time and the firing seemed mutually to cease 
on both sides. The Brigade fell back that evening only one mile 
to Briant's Tavern, struck up fires and lay all night on their armes, 
intending to make a second attack in the morning, but in the 
morning the enemy was not to be found : he had withdrawn in the 
night with all possible speed. This was the first instance in the 
state of New Jersey when the British troops turned their backs 
and fled from those they called rebels, and this success, small as it 
was, taught the Jersey militia that the foe was not invincible." 
There was another skirmish at Springfield on the fifth of January, 
1777. Again was fought the battle at Springfield on June 23, 1780, 
when 5,000 British tried to enter the hill country surrounding 
Morristown, where General Washington had his camp, but were 
severely repulsed. On the occasion of the burning of Springfield 
by General Chnton, Chaplain Caldwell, whose wife with babe in 
her arms was shot by a British soldier, rushed to the church when 
the men were in want of wadding, came out with his arms filled 
with hymn books and shouted, "Put Watt's into them, boys." 
History states that all but three of the houses of Springfield were 
burned. Many family records were destroyed. The following 
shows that the father and mother of David Bryant received slight 



36 BRYANT GENEALOGY 

reimbursement for their losses (Report of Commission on Public 
Records of New Jersey, filed at State House, page 104) : ''Hannah 
Briant 1 776-1 780 i6£. Simeon Briant 462£ 11 shillings. Inven- 
tory of losses by depredation of English Troops, dated Springfield, 
N. J., May 11, 1789." 

Family tradition harbors many interesting experiences of these 
ancestors during the Revolutionary period. The horrors of war 
were nowhere greater, if as great, as in New Jersey. The winter of 
1779-80 is memorable for the severity of the season and for the 
devastation made by the merciless foe. 

The following is a fac-simile of signature of David Bryant of 
1756 (37): 



59 SIXTH GENERATION 

Sarah Bryant^ (David^ [37], Simeon,^ Cornelius,^ Pieter 
Cornelisse,^ Cornelis^), b. Jan. 23, 1783, in Springfield, N. J. ; 

d. Dec. I, 1867; m , 1804, Ephraim Vasbinder, b. July 

17, 1779; d. Sept. 17, 1836. Soon after their marriage, which 
took'place near Washington, Pa., they moved to Mansfield, 0., 
where they accumulated a large property. They donated a 
fountain with statuary to the city of Mansfield. They are 
buried in the cemetery at Mansfield. 

Children: 

74. I. David Vasbinder, b. Sept. 6, 1805; unm.; d. May 9, 

1882. 

75. II. Jane Vasbinder, b , 1803; unm.; d. Sept. 28, 

1897. 

60 

Elias Bryant^ (David^ [37], Simeon,* Cornelius,^ Pieter 
Cornelisse,^ Cornells^), b. Nov. 5, 1784, in Springfield, N. J.; 
d. at Pleasant Grove, Sept. 10, 1850; m. March, 1821, Ann 
Vance, b. July 20, 1784, in Middletown, Washington Co., 
Pa,; d. Feb. 10, 1847; buried at Pleasant Grove, Lake Co., 




pq 




SIXTH GENERATION 37 

Ind.; dau. of Robert Vance, one of the pioneer settlers of 
Pennsylvania and a native of Ireland. 

Children: 

76. I. Arthur Vance Bryant, b. June 25, 1822; m. Henrietta 

Hill+ 

77. II. David Bryant, b. Sept. 20, 1824; m. Mary McGill+ 

78. III. Robert Bryant, b. Dec. 17, 1826; m. Mary Jane 

Merriss + 

79. IV. Isaac Bryant, b ; d. at the age of thirteen from 

the bite of a rattlesnake while crossing a 
prairie. 

80. V. Son, died in infancy. 

81. VI. John Bryant, b. July 20, 1833; m. Mary Angeline 

Lawrence + 

EHas Bryant accompanied his parents on their removal from 
New Jersey to Washington County, Pennsylvania, and there he 
was reared and educated. He afterwards removed to Knox 
County, Ohio, about 1820. He followed farming in the Buckeye 
State until the fall of 1835, when he went by wagon to Lake County, 
Indiana, settHng at Pleasant Grove in Cedar Creek Township. 
Here he was one of the first settlers and purchased land from the 
government for which he paid one dollar and twenty-five cents an 
acre. On March 16, 1839, EHas Bryant entered from the United 
States the west half of southeast quarter of section 18. His patent 
is dated June 25, 1841, and is recorded in Book 87, page 102, 
Indiana Land Records. He transformed this raw tract into richly 
cultivated fields and carried on farming imtil his death at the age 
of sixty-six years. He was a zealous and active member of the 
Presbyterian Church, in which he served as an elder. He gave his 
poHtical support to the Whig party and during his early residence 
in Lake County his enterprise and energy made him a valuable 
citizen of the frontier district. 

61 

Isaac Bryant,® (David^ [37], Simeon,^ Cornelius,^ Pieter 
CorneKsse,^ Cornells^), b. June 18, 1786, near Springfield, N. J.; 

d. Feb. 16, 1859; buried at Wyandot, Ohio; m , 1844, at 

Circle^/ille, Ohio, Maria Louisa Fisher, who was b. Nov. 7, 



38 BRYANT GENEALOGY 

1819, in Utica, N. Y. She d. Feb. 4, 1890; buried in Bucyrus, 
Ohio. 

Children: 

82. I. Isaac W. Bryant, b, Feb. 17, 1845; d. Mar. 16, 1845. 

83. II. Katharine Bryant, b. Jan. 10, 1847; rii- Richard 

Carter + 

84. III. Frederick Bryant, b. Mar. 3, 1848; d. Aug. 3, 1849. 

85. IV. John Quincy Bryant, b. Feb. 16, 1850; m. Emma 

Wheeler + 

86. V. Maria Louisa Bryant, b. Mar. 28, 1852; d. Mar. 25, 

1869. 

87. VI. Ann Bryant, b. Oct. 5, 1854; d. Jan. 4, 1855. 

88. VII. I Jeannie Bryant, b. Nov. 27, 1855; m. Frank J. 

i Sheckler+ 

89. VIII. [ Charles Post Bryant, b. Nov. 27, 1855 + 

90. IX. Benjamin FrankHn Bryant, b. May 29, 1858; m. Mar. 

17, 1880, Ella May de Lancy, who was b. 
Jan., 1863, at Shiloh, Ohio; dau. of Joseph De 
Lancy and Rebecca Deurdorff. Occupation, 
carpenter; Democrat. Res., Heyburn, Idaho. 

Isaac Bryant served in the War of 181 2. He was a very extensive 
stock-raiser and meat-packer in Columbus, Ohio. He sustained a 
heavy loss in 1844, when his extensive packing houses were washed 
away by a flood. In 1845 he purchased a farm near Wyandot and 
engaged in stock-rkising and shipping, which occupied his time 
until his death. His children were educated by a governess in the 
home. 

Mrs. Bryant was the daughter of Frederick Fisher, who was born 
in Elsasse, France. He was a ropemaker, and made the kite-cord 
that carried the first wire across the Niagara Falls for the first 
suspension bridge. The kite was made of silk and was ten feet 
long. Her mother was Quigley, born in Ireland. 

62 

Joseph Bryant® (David^ [37], Simeon,^ Cornelius,^ Pieter 
Cornelisse,^ Cornelis^), b. Apr. 14, 1788, in Springfield, N. J.; 
d. May 22, 1867, at Salem, Franklin Co., Tenn. ; m. Jan. 13, 




JOSEPH BRYANT 



SIXTH GENERATION 39 

1813, in Bethany, Va., to Dorathy Campbell, b. July 27, 1793, 
at Market Hill, Armaugh Co., Ireland. Dau. of Thomas 
Campbell and Jane Carneigle. 

Children: 

91. I. Jane Bryant, b ; m. Samuel Grafton + 

92. II. Thomas Campbell Bryant, b , 1818; m. Eliza 

Chapman + 

93. III. Joseph William Cullen Bryant, b. Nov. 13, 1824; m. 

EHzabeth Postlewaite+ 

94. IV. Alexander Campbell Bryant, b. Oct. 8, 1828; m. (ist) 

Jenevieve Gallager; m. (2nd) Mary Calvert 
Berry+ 

Thomas Campbell was a member of the celebrated Campbell 
clan of Scotland, and Duke of Argyle. He sailed from Ireland for 
America with his family. They were shipwrecked off the coast of 
Scotland, so returned and spent the winter in Glasgow, where his 
son Alexander attended the University. They came to United 
States the following spring and lived in Bethany, Burke County, 
Virginia, where he and his son Alexander established Bethany 
College and became the founders of the Christian Disciple Church. 
In 1832 Alexander Campbell went into Kentucky where he estab- 
lished the new faith. Dorathy Campbell Bryant died December 
12, 1 86 1, in Indianapolis, Indiana. She was a woman of fine 
intellect, and was called a better theologian than her brother 
Alexander, the great teacher, and bequeathed to her descendants 
fine intellectual and physical strength. Joseph Bryant was a very 
extensive farmer and stock-raiser. A strong Whig and Republican. 
He was a friend of John Brown, whom he met at Pleasant Hill 
Seminary, Washington County, Pennsylvania, and planned ways 
and means for aiding negroes to escape by means of the "Under 
ground Railroad." He was a prominent member of the Camp- 
bellite or Christian Church and was the first member baptized by 
the Rev. Alexander Campbell. The baptism took place in Owl 
Creek on the Bryant Farm in Washington County, Pennsylvania. 

Samuel D. Bryant,^ (David^ [37], Simeon,^ Cornelius,^ Pieter 
Cornelisse,^ CorneHs^), b. Jan. 25, 1790, in Buffalo Twp., 



40 BRYANT GENEALOGY 

Washington Co., Pa.; d. Feb. 23, 1875, near Hebron, Ind.; m. 
(ist) Mary Ross of Washington Co., Pa. She was b. Aug. 14, 
1799; d. Mar. 23, 1825, in Washington Co., Pa.; m. (2nd) 
Joanna Woodruff, who was b. 1802 in Green Co., Pa.; d. 
Apr. 2, 1840, near Crown Point, Ind.; m. (3rd) in 1843, ^^^^ 
Crown Point, Ind., Sarah Ann (Davis) Young of Lake Co., 
Ind. She d. 1874, near Lowell, Ind. 

Children: 

95. I. David E. Bryant, b. Mar. 3, 1819; d. unm. Apr. 13, 

1846, at Crown Point, Ind., of typhoid fever. 

96. II. Sarah Ann Bryant, b. Oct. 15, 1820; m. Harvey 

Sanger + 

97. III. Samuel Ross Bryant, b. Nov. 27, 1822; m. Isabelle 

Lomax+ 
Children of 2nd marriage: 

98. IV. Mary Bryant, b , 1827; d. Oct. 13, 1829, near 

Cresline, Ohio. 

99. V. Jacob C. Bryant, b. Nov. 26, 1828; m. Adelia Frances 

Tyler + 
100. VI. Hannah Bryant, b. Jan. 18, 1831; m. Eli Marion 

Robertson + 
loi. VII. Harvey W. Bryant, b. Jan. 8, 1833; m. Lucretia 

Dowd+ 

102. VIII. Isaac C. Bryant, b. Mar. 11, 1836; m. Harriet Pearce+ 

103. IX. Jane Bryant, b. Jan. 26, 1838; m. John Statler+ 

104. X. Joanna Bryant, b. Apr. 2, 1840; m. Edward Ruthven 

Beebe+ 
The boyhood days of Samuel D. Bryant were spent on a farm. 
He was taught the tanner's trade, but, due perhaps to his love for 
horses, he spent more of his early life as a teamster than tanner. 
As a teamster over the Allegheny Mountains he encountered 
dangers that might have ended disastrously had it not been for 
his marked skill as a horseman. Later in life he was clerk for his 
uncle. Lieutenant Colonel Abram Roll Woolley, at the Arsenal 
near Pittsburgh. He served well in that capacity. He was 
enlisted in the War of 181 2, but was never mustered into service. 
A few years later he was married to Mary Ross. In 1829 Samuel 
Bryant, with his second wife, Joanna Woodruff, and their two 




SAMUEL BRYANT 



SIXTH GENERATION 41 

children, Mary and Jacob, left the Pennsylvania farm and moved 
to Ohio, where he continued his occupation of farming and stock- 
raising. Possessed with the spirit of change, in the spring of 1835, 
accompanied by his brothers, Simeon and David, and a brother- 
in-law named Agnew, he moved his family to Indiana. They 
settled in Pleasant Grove, on what was later known as the Jones' 
place, seven and a half miles south of Crown Point. In the fall 
they were joined by Elias Bryant, thus forming what was known as 
the "Bryant Settlement." In the fall of 1848 Samuel returned to 
Ohio and lived on his brother Isaac's farm, being his partner in the 
raising of stock and grain. Here he remained until the spring of 
1857, when he again removed to Indiana and bought a farm south 
of South East Grove, near Hebron, where he lived until 1874 when 
he sold his farm, broke up housekeeping, and went to live with his 
stepson, John Young. Here in the fall his wife died. He then 
made his home with his daughter, Hannah Robertson, until his 
death in 1875 at the age of 85 years. Although he was a man of 
great physical endurance, his death was caused by exposure. 
Throughout life he seemed possessed of untiring industry and great 
resoluteness. In poHtics he was a Democrat until 1840, then a 
Whig, and later a RepubHcan. 



^5 

Mary Bryant,^ (David^ [37], Simeon,^ Cornelius,^ Pieter 

Cornelisse,^ Cornelis^), b. Mar. 25, 1793 at Van Buren, Wash- 
ington Co., Pa.; d. Aug. 9, 1846; m. Oct. 17, 1812, at the home 
farm to Sylvanus Cooper, who was b. Dec. 27, 1789, near 
Van Buren, Pa.; d. Apr. 10, 1873, in Winfield, Iowa. 

Children: 

105. I. Zebulon Cooper, b. Nov. 2, 1813; m. Sarah Nicely -|- 

106. II. Catharine Cooper, b. Apr. 20, 181 5; m. Harvey 

Gamble -f- 

107. III. David Bryant Cooper, b. Apr. 17, 1817; m. Hannah 

Dille-I- 

108. IV. Jane Cooper, b. Feb. 27, 1819; m. Thomas Hanna-f- 

109. V. Mary Cooper, b. Feb. 23, 1821; m. John Atkmson-}- 
iio. VI. Sarah Cooper, b. Dec. 20, 1822; m. Ralph Vankirk-|- 



42 BRYANT GENEALOGY 

111. VII. James Monroe Cooper, b. Nov. 28, 1824; d. Dec. 14, 

1826. 

112. VIII. Elizabeth Cooper, b. Sept. 29, 1826; m. John Nelson 

_ Day-f 

113. IX. Caroline Cooper, b. June 27, 1828; m. Edward Gal- 

latin Vaile-f- 

114. X. Charles White Cooper, b. Mar. 18, 1830; m. Sarah 

F. Duyckink-f 

115. XL John Cooper, b. Feb. 11, 1832; m. Lucy M. Harris-j- 

116. XIL Henrietta Barclay Cooper, b. Dec. 18, 1835; m. Mar. 

I, 1893, Mr. Edmunds. She was a graduate 
of Washington Female Seminary, Washington, 
Pa. She taught in public schools of Ohio 
and Illinois for several years. The writer 
remembers with gratitude the impress of cul- 
ture she left upon her young life. June 6, 
1857, Henrietta B. Cooper united with the 
First Presbyterian Church of Lane (Rochelle) , 
111. She d. Sept. 12, 1897, at her home in 
Avalon, Mo. 

Two brave youths who had the courage to face the enemy in 
battle for liberty, during the war of the Revolution, had at the close 
of the war the fortitude to meet the savage in the unsettled wilds 
of Western Pennsylvania. One of these young men, Zebulon 
Cooper, a soldier in the Continental troops of New York, lured by 
the promise of a goodly land, crossed the Allegheny Mountains in 
1777 with his father's family and his young wife, Mary White 
Cooper. Some of the company traveled by horseback. Moses 
Cooper, father of Zebulon, failed to reach the journey's end — died 
on the way — and was buried at Waynesburg, Pennsylvania. 
Zebulon Cooper reached his destination and on October 11, 1793, 
was enabled to purchase of George Atkinson a large tract of land 
on the north fork of Ten Mile Creek near Prosperity, Pennsylvania. 
For this tract of land he paid five hundred fifty pounds. As was 
customary, it was surveyed by blazing trees, the purchaser obtain- 
ing as much land for a given price as could be "stepped off," and 
trees blazed to mark boundaries, within a given time. The savages 
were not the only dangers these pioneers had to encounter: there 
were also the wild beasts of the forest. One day when Zebulon 



SIXTH GENERATION 43 

Cooper and wife, with their babe Sylvanus, were returning to their 
home and nearing the house, they saw a huge bear in a sycamore 
tree in the yard. Mr. Cooper hastened into the house for his gun, 
shot the bear, and the skin served as a rug for several years. This 
babe Sylvanus, when grown to manhood, married Mary Bryant, 
daughter of David Bryant (37), the New Jersey youth who entered 
the Continental army at nineteen, served five years, married 
Catherine Woolley. About 1789 they crossed the Allegheny 
Mountains and settled in Morris Township, Washington County, 
Pennsylvania, a neighbor to Zebulon Cooper. He later removed 
to Buffalo Township. The marriage of Mary Bryant and Sylvanus 
Cooper was a social event of importance. The young ladies, of 
whom there were a large number in attendance, were all dressed in 
white. The festivities included the "infare" the following day at 
the home of the bridegroom. The dinner was an important part 
of this event, cooked in an open fireplace, the bread baked in a 
"Dutch oven." After the marriage they began Hfe on a large farm 
called ''Pheasant's Resort," an inheritance from his father. It was 
located on the north fork of the Ten Mile Creek adjoining lands of 
John and Thomas Atkinson and Charles Cracraft. In his youth 
Sylvanus Cooper studied for the ministry, but a growing family 
claimed his attention and he never entered the profession. For 
many years he was an elder in the Presbyterian Church. In 1864 
he entered into the mercantile business in Washington, Pennsyl- 
vania. Mary Bryant Cooper was a woman of noble character who 
Uved a life of sacrifice for her loved ones. She possessed a ripe 
Christian character which left its impress upon the sons and 
daughters who were committed to her care. Mr. Cooper was of 
Puritan ancestry. 

Note. — Wm. Arthur, in his Etymological Dictionary, says the name Cooper (Copier) 
is of Scottish origin, derived from Co, high, a beacon fire or signal for ships; Pyre 
origin of pier, a wharf, landing place. 

The following is the Cooper line: John Cooper^ at the age of 41 
came from Olney, Buckinghamshire, England, in 1635 in the 
Hopewell to Lynn, Massachusetts, with his wife Wibroe, and 
children, Mary,^ aged 13, John^ 10, Thomas^ 7, and Martha^ 5. 
He, was one of the elders of the church when it was organized at 
Lynn, and owned 200 acres of land in that township. He was one 
of the twenty heads of famihes who formed the association for the 



44 BRYANT GENEALOGY 

settlement of Southampton in 1639. The emigrant ancestor John^ 
had son John- born in England in 1625, who had son James^ who 
was made a justice of the peace in Southampton, Long Island, and 
who was Judge James Cooper until his death in 1722. James^ had 
son James^ born about 1700; died about 1753. He married Abigail 
. . . ., who died about 1734, aged 32; he married, second, Mary . . . ., 
and had children, James,^ Zebulon,^ Stephen,^ Moses,^ Elizabeth,^ 
Ezekial,^ Silas,^ Benjamin,^ Philip,^ Abigail,^ Mary^ and Selah.^ 
These are mentioned in the will of the father. Moses^ married 
Mary Coleman, or as some claim, Mary Doty. Coleman is an ancient 
Anglo-Saxon name, mentioned by Bede; is in Doomsday Book. 
The widow of Moses Cooper lived with her son about six miles south- 
east of Washington, Pennsylvania, where at an advanced age she 
died and was buried in what is known as the Red Brick Church- 
yard near Dunn Station, Washington County, Pennsylvania. 
Moses had son Zebulon, who had son Sylvanus. Twenty-four 
families of the Cooper name are mentioned in Burke's General 
Armory as bearing coats of arms. Zebulon Cooper,^ son of Moses 
and father of Sylvanus,^ served in Tliird Company, Third Regi- 
ment, of New York troops, commanded by Colonel James Chnton, 
Revolutionary War. His name appears on the muster roll of that 
company dated August 9, 1775, which shows: "Time of enlist- 
ment, July 25, . . . . ; age twenty years; born So. Hampton; stature 
five feet six inches; light complexion with light hair." His name 
also appears on a roll of the organization mentioned, dated Camp 
at Lake George, October 15, 1775, covering the period from June 
28 to October 15, 1775, with remarks: "A Private. Sick at So. 
Hampton." His name last appears on a pay-roll of Captain John 
Hulbert's company, "of ye 3d Regt. of New York Forces," com- 
manded by Colonel James Chnton, for the period from September 
to December 31,17.., with remarks: "time of entry Sept. 1,17..; 
Time due four mos. A Private." — By authority of Secretary of 
War. F. T. Ainsworth, Chief, Record and Pension Office. 

The White ancestry is as follows: " Sylvanus Cooper,^ who mar- 
ried Mary Bryant, was the son of Zebulon Cooper,^ and Mary 
White. ^ Her emigrant ancestor was Thomas White, ^ born 1599 
in England; lived at Weymouth, Massachusetts; died 1679. His 
son, John Wliite,^ went to Southampton, Long Island, in 1644. 
He had wife Ann, and children: John,^ Sarah,^ Hannah,^ wife of 



SIXTH GENERATION 45 

Captain Thomas Topping, James,^ Martha,^ wife of Captain John 
Howell, Abigail,^ wife of Abraham Howell, Esther,^ wife of Samuel 
Clark. James White^ married November 24, 1675, Ruth Stratton 
of East Hampton, Long Island. He died August 21, 1694. He 
had son. Captain Ephraim White,^ who married Sarah Herrick,i- 
daughter of William Herrick.^^ Ephraim White^ died January 2, 
1752. This Captain Ephraim White^ and Sarah Herrick White 
had the following descendants: John White,^ who had son John 
White, ^ who had daughter Mary White, ^ who was the wife of 
Zebulon Cooper.^ There are 74 English families of this name White 
mentioned by Burke as bearing coats of arms. Other authority 
makes mention of one hundred and eleven famiHes of White name 
as bearing coats of arms. The name White is derived from Anglo- 
Saxon hwit (Albus) or more probably from hwita, a sharpener, 
swordsmith or armorer. — Lower. 

Descendants of Sarah Herrick, who married Captain Ephraim 
White* will be interested in the following record of Herricks (Eyryk, 
Eric, Erik, Ericke, Herik, Heyrick) : This ancient family claim 
descent from Ericke, a Danish chief who invaded Britain during 
the reign of Alfred. They settled in East AngKa. He is recognized 
in history as "Ericke, king of those Danes who held the country 
of East Angle." The first of whom we have record in direct line is 

Eyryk,^ the Dane of East Anglia Britain (mentioned by 

early EngKsh historians) whose descendant Eric the Forester was 
a resident in Leicestershire, England, at the time of the Norman 
Invasion. This Erick the Forester was in possession of extensive 
domains along the sources of the Severn and on the borders of 
Wales. Erick raised an army to repel the invaders, and he bore a 
prominent and conspicuous part in dispossessing the Normans of 
their recent conquest. Failing in this, he was stripped of his 
wealth, but was taken into favor by William the Conqueror and 
entrusted with important offices, and in his old age permitted to retire 
to his house in Leicestershire, where he died. This Erick the 
Forester is not in our direct line. The second in line was Henry 
Eyryk of Great Stretton, of Leicester; then John Eyryk^ of 
Stretton; Robert Eyryk* of Stretton, who had wife Joanna; Sir 
William Eyryk,^ Knight of Stretton, was commissioned to attend 
the Prince of Wales on his expedition into Gascony in 1355 ; Robert 
Eyricke^ of Houghton, 1450, wife Agnes; Thomas Eyrick,^ gentle- 



46 BRYANT GENEALOGY 

man of Houghton, and is the first of the name on the books of the 
corporation where he is recorded as a member of that body in 1511 ; 
will proved in Leicester; buried in St. Martin's Church, Leicester; 
Nicholas Eyrick^ of Houghton; freeman 1535; mayor of Leicester 
1552. He bought a "tabernacle" where the church goods of St, 
Martin's were sold at the Reformation in 1547, paying 2s., 8d. for 
same; Thomas Eyrick^ was chamberlain of Leicester; will proved 
at Leicester 1625; buried June 8, 1625; James Herrick,^" baptized 
September 11, 1603. Lucius C. Herrick in his revised Herrick 
Genealogy says that the date of the birth of the James Herrick,^" 
son of Thomas Herrick,^ alias Eyrick of Leicestershire, England, is 
identical with the date of the birth of James Herrick of Southamp- 
ton, Long Island; and Jedediah Herrick Genealogy says, "No other 
James is found in England or America answering to the time." 
Howell in his History of Southampton states the following: "This 
(Southampton) family is without question descended from the 
Herricks of Leicestershire in England, as the crest of that family is 
engraved on the tombstone of William Herrick, ^^ the son of James 
Herrick,^" the first of the name in Southampton. This is said 
because at the time of the death of William Herrick, ^^ 1736, men in 
this country had not begun to use arms, as they did at a later period 
and do now, to which they are not entitled. This WiUiam Her- 
rick," born 1654, was the father of Sarah Herrick, ^^ wife of Captain 
Ephraim White,^ who died January 2, 1752. This Sarah is twelfth 
in line of descent; the thirteenth in the Herrick Une of descent is 
John White, ^^ son of Sarah Herrick^^ g^^d Ephriam White.'* John 
White, ^^ who had wife Jerusha; fourteenth, John White, 1* who had 
daughter Mary White, ^^ wife of Zebulon Cooper, and their son 
Sylvanus Cooper^^ married Mary Bryant. 

Sir WilKam Herrick, grandson of Thomas of Houghton, was a 
member of ParHament from 1601 to 1630; was a successful courtier 
and politician; was commissioned by Queen Elizabeth on an im- 
portant embassy to the Ottoman Porte, and as a reward for his 
success with the hitherto intractable Turk, he was appointed to a 
situation in the Exchequer, which he held through the remainder 
of Queen EHzabeth's reign and the following reign of James. He 
acquired great wealth. He early purchased the estate of the un- 
fortunate Earl of Essex at Beau Manor Park in the parish of 
Loughboro and County of Leicester, which is still in possession of 




SIMEON BRYANT 



SIXTH GENERATION 47 

his descendants in the direct line and has been for 250 years the 
headquarters of the Herrick race. Following is the Herrick coat- 
of-arms: "to their posteritie forever, a certeyne crest or badge, 
namehe: on a wreathe of their couloures a bull's head argent, 
yssuing forthe of a laurell garland. The mussel, eares and homes 
tipped sable. To be annexed and borne with their auncient coat- 
of-armes, which is silver, a fesse verray, orr and gules." The two 
horizontal Hnes composing the center of escutcheon is emblamatic 
of the military girdle worn around the body over the armor. 
Motto: "Virtus omnia nobilitat" (all virtue is noble). 

James Herrick, of 1 603-1 687, married Martha Topping, daughter 
of Thomas Topping, who was in Milford in 1639 and was a refugee 
to America from religious persecution in England. Following is 
Topping coat-of-arms : Azure, ten lozenges, four, three, two, one 
argent. Crest: Two lion's gambs, sable holding up a roundel vair. 

66 

Simeon Bryant,^ (David^ [37], Simeon,'* Cornelius,^ Pieter 
Cornelisse,- Cornelis^), b. Apr. 26, 1795, Washington Co., Pa. ; d. 
Oct. 24, 1872, at Hebron, Ind. ; m., 1831, Elizabeth Mc- 
Cauley, dau. of James McCauley and Margaret Reeder, of 
Lancaster, Ohio. 

Children: 

117. I. WilHs Bryant, b. and d. in infancy. 

118. II. Joseph Bryant, b. Aug. 20, 1834; m. Mary Lane+ 

119. HI. Margaret J. Bryant, b. Apr. 16, 1837; m. John King 

Blackstone + 

120. IV. James Edmund Bryant, b. Mar. 5, 1839; m. Sarah 

S. Pratt+ 

121. V. David L. Bryant, b. April 20, 1841; m. Ruth A. 

Barney + 

122. VI. Elias Bryant, b. Mar. 5, 1843; m. Fanny Adams+ 

123. VII. Harriett EHzabeth Bryant, b. May 10, 1845; d. Feb. 

23, 1858. 

Mr. Bryant received a common school education in Washington 
County, Pennsylvania; moved to Sandusky, Ohio, where he mar- 
ried. In the winter of 1835 he started with his family in wagons 



48 BRYANT GENEALOGY 

for Indiana. They came to the new country inhabited only by 
Indians, and for a time lived in a wigwam until a log house could 
be made. They settled one and a half miles from Hebron, Indiana, 
then only an Indian village. They had no trouble with the Indians, 
for Mr. Bryant and his wife were always kind to them. Before the 
railroads were constructed they hauled their grain and produce to 
Chicago and Michigan City, receiving $1.50 per hundredweight 
for hogs. Simeon was of a very kind disposition, always avoiding 
trouble and ever ready to see the bright side of life. 

Mr. Bryant took up 160 acres of government land near what is 
now Hebron, Indiana, as shown by the following Preemption 
Certificate issued June 25, 1841. 

Preemption Certificate 
No. 11857 

THE U. S. OF AMERICA 

To All to Whom These Presents Shall Come, Greeting: 

Whereas, Simeon Bryant, of Porter County, Indiana, has deposited 
in the General Land Office of the U. S. a certificate of Register of 
the Land Office at Laporte, whereby it appears that full payment 
has been made by said Simeon Bryant according to act of 
Congress of the 24 of Apr., 1820, for the South E. quarter of Sec- 
tion twenty- two. Township 33, North of Range 7 West, in the 
District of Lands subj. to sale at Laporte, Ind., containing one 
hundred and sixty acres according to the official plat of the survey 
of the said Lands returned to the General Land Office by the 
Surveyor General, which said tract has been purchased by the 
said Simeon Bryant. 

Now Know Ye, That the U. S. of A., in consideration of the 
Premises, and in conformity with the several acts of Congress in 
such case made and provided, have given and granted, and by these 
presents, do give and grant into the said Simeon Bryant & to his 
heirs the said tract above described, to have and to hold the same, 
together with all rights and privileges, immunities of whatever 
nature, belonging unto said Simeon Bryant and to his heirs and 
assigns forever. 

In Testimony Whereof, I, John Tyler, President of the U. S. of 
A., have caused these letters to be made patent & the seal of the 
General Land Office to be hereunto afi&xed. 




DAVID BRYANT 



SIXTH GENERATION 49 

Given under my hand at the City of W the 25 day of 

June, 1841, and of the Independence of U. S. the 65. 

[Seal] By the Pres., John Tyler, — R. Tyler, Sec. 

I. Williamson, Rec. of Gen. Land Office. 
Rec. Vol. 25, page 2>2>- 

67 

David Bryant,^ (David,^ [37], Simeon,^ Cornelius,^ Pieter 
Cornelisse,^ Cornelis^), b. May 12, 1797, near Washington, Pa 
d. May 23, 1874, near Erie, Neosho Co., Kan.; m. (ist) Rachel 
Adams at Wyandot, Ohio, who was b. Oct. 29, 1798, in Ohio 
d. Apr., 1835; buried at Pleasant Grove cemetery, Lake Co. 
Ind. She was the dau. of John Adams. David Bryant m 
(2nd) Margaret Steinbrook, who died in 1849. He m. (3rd) 
Mercy Amelia Ransom, b. Mar. i, 1814, at Cicero, N. Y.; d. 
Mar. 29, 1865; buried at Boyd's Grove, 111. 

Children ist m.: 

124. I. Isaac Bryant, b. Mar. 29, 1823; m. Amelia Carter + 

125. II. Nancy Bryant, b. Sept. 25, 1825; m. William Fisher + 

Children 2nd m.: 

126. III. John William Bryant, b. Apr. 27, 1839. He lived 

in his father's home until he reached manhood. 
He went across the Rocky Mountains with a 
drove of horses, and was not heard from for 
many years; finally word came that he had 
been killed by highwaymen. 

127. IV. James Harrison Bryant, b. Apr. 24, 1841; m. Minnie 

May Hodges + 

128. V. Joseph Allen Bryant, b. May 24, 1842; m. Ida Kate 

Planner + 

129. VI. Daniel Steinbrooke Bryant, b. Mar. 15, 1844; m. 

Frances Cooke + 

130. VII. David Bryant, b. Nov. 15, 1846; m. Laura White+ 

131. VIII. George Bryant, b. Apr. 5, 1849; d. July 25, 1849. 

Child jrd ni.: 

132. IX. Orah AKce Bryant, b. June 27, 1854; m. William B. 

Doddridge + 



so BRYANT GENEALOGY 

David Bryant spent the early part of his Hfe on the farm near 
Washington, Pennsylvania, and later moved with his parents to 
Fredericktown, Ohio. 

David Bryant's early life possessed much of a roving nature. He 
made money easily and could have amassed a fortune, but was 
always going into new countries, building a good home, and then a 
desire for a change would come, and they would move onward, 
usually into the frontier. 

He had many experiences with Indians, who were numerous in the 
settlements at that time. One day he and a friendly Indian were 
sitting on a log, and the Indian said to Mr. Bryant, "Move along," 
so he moved along. "Move along," said the Indian and kept 
crowding against Mr. Bryant. "Why," said he, "you will push 
me off." The Indian then said, "That is what the white man is 
doing to the Indian, pushing him off all the time." 

At another time when Mr. Bryant and family were moving from 
Illinois to Missouri, in 1837, and had almost reached their destina- 
tion, they came to a large stream which they were obhged to ford; 
it had raised in the night until it was dangerous to cross, but 
the party was unaware of that and started their teams into the 
swollen stream. One of the horses fell, and in plunging about to 
extricate himself from the wagon, turned it over with all of the 
occupants penned in under the cover. In this wagon were Mrs. 
Bryant, her sister Mrs. Nevitt, Nancy, and two children (John 
and Mrs. Bryant's little sister). Nancy broke the cover loose and 
got on top of the overturned wagon, and the two women followed 
and held to the sides while they were fast going down stream. 
Shortly the little girl, Sarah Ann Steinbrooke, came to the surface 
and Nancy caught her by the dress and held her while they floated 
a quarter of a mile. She also took John from her step-mother's 
arms, supposing he was dead also, but he afterwards was resus- 
citated. Help came after they had gone nearly a mile and the 
lives of all were saved except that of the Kttle girl. 

At another time while living in Missouri, a large party of Indians 
were being taken across the Mississippi River; they camped several 
days near Mr. Bryant's home, and they would trade their supplies 
for food, etc. One day Nancy, then a child, took a basket of apples 
to trade for beads, and an Indian boy demanded an apple, but offered 
nothing in return. Nancy refused to part with her fruit without 



SIXTH GENERATION 51 

the necessary payment, which angered the young redskin. His 
sister saw his movements and called to Nancy to jump, which she 
did, and had no sooner gotten behind a tree when an arrow went 
whizzing past her, shot by the boy. He received a severe whipping 
from his father and did not get any apples. 

Mr. Bryant encountered many hardships in new countries, but 
his taste for adventure seemed to be a part of his nature and he 
always made plenty of friends, a good Hving, and seemed to enjoy 
life to a good old age, dying at the age of seventy-seven years from 
paralysis. 

68 

Hannah Bryant,*^ (David^ [37], Simeon,^ Cornelius,^ Pieter 
Cornelisse,^ Cornelis^), b. Apr. 16, 1799, near Bethel, Washing- 
ton Co., Pa. ; m., 1818, to Mathew Black Mitchell, who was 

b. 1794 in WTieeling, W. Va.; d , 1879; buried in Lima, 

Ohio. Hannah d. Jan. i, 1879, at the home of her dau. 
Hannah Larminie in Chicago; buried at Lima, Ohio, in Maple- 
wood cemetery. 

Mr. Mitchell was a farmer; adherent of the Presbyterian faith. 
He enlisted for service in the Civil War, but was rejected by the 
recruiting officer because of disability. At the first draft for 
soldiers he offered again and was again rejected. When the Civil 
War broke out Mr. and Mrs. Mitchell had eight sons old enough 
and young enough to enlist; five offered themselves for their 
country's defense in the Union army, and three were accepted in 
the Ninth Indiana regiment. The children were all born in Rich- 
land County, Ohio. Burke's General Armory gives 25 families of 
the name of Mitchell as bearing coats of arms. 

Children: 
133. I. David Mitchell, b. Sept. 13, 1820; m. Mary Merri- 

man-|- 
EHza Ann Mitchell, d. at the age of thirteen years. 
Robert Mitchell, b. Sept. 8, 1825; m. Mary Forbs-|- 
Catherine WooUey Mitchell, b. Sept. 8, 1825; m. in 

1852, Rev. Matthew Clark, who died Feb. 

I, 1902. Resided in Boston and Chicago. 



134- 


II. 


135- 


III. 


136. 


IV. 



52 BRYANT GENEALOGY 

No children. She was an artist of ability 
and left many fine paintings in possession of 
her sister, Mrs. Hannah Larniinie. 
137- V- Jane Mitchell, d. aged thirteen months. 

138. VI. Simeon Mitchell, b. Sept. 11, 1826; m. Isabel 

Mitchell + 

139. VII. Joseph Mitchell, b. Dec. 31, 183 1 ; m. Anna Catharine 

McVicker+ 

140. VIII. John Bryant Mitchell, b. Mar. 24, 1833; m. Olive 

Wilson + 

141. IX. Torrence Mitchell, m. Sarah Martin + 

142. X. Matthew C. Mitchell, b. in 1837; unm. Served in 

Civil War. He died at the age of thirty-nine 
in Nevada, O. 

143. XI. Hannah Abigail Mitchell, b. Feb. 25, 1840; m. Samuel 

H. Larminie+ 

144. XII. Isaac C. Mitchell, b. Apr. 17, 1842; unm. He served 

as a Union soldier in the Civil War, and died 
soon after the close of the war and is buried 
at Clinton, Mo. 

69 

Elizabeth Bryant,^ (David^ [37], Simeon,^ Cornelius,^ 
Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornelis^), b. Mar. 13, 1801, Washington, 
Pa.; d. Feb. 22, 1886; m. Apr. 22, 1824, in Fredericktown, 
Ohio, Charles Cracraft Post, who was b. July 27, 1800, at 
ClaysviUe, Pa.; d. Mar. 28, 1884; buried at Spencerville, Ohio. 
He was the son of Jeremiah Post and Martha Cracraft, dau. of 
Major Charles Cracraft, who served in the war of the Revolu- 
tion. In politics, Mr. Post was a Republican; in religion a 
Methodist; occupation, a millwright. 

Children: 

145. I. Asher Taylor Post, b. Apr. 10, 1825; d. Aug. 10, 1829. 

146. II. Martha Post, b. Aug. 7, 1827; m. Cyrus Hart 

Hover + 

147. III. Bryant Post, b. July 25, 1830; d. May 11, 1831. 

148. IV. Leonidas HamHne Post, b. Aug. 9, 1832; m. Eliza 

Jane Stewart + 




ELIZABETH BRYANT POST 



SIXTH GENERATION 53 

149. V. Adam Clark Post, b. Nov. 2, 1834; m. ist Isabelle 

Martin; m. (2nd) Lucy Frost; m. 3rd Eliza 
J. Rawles+ 

150. VI. Isaac Bryant Post, b. June 21, 1837; m. Emma 

Berry+ 

151. VII. Charles Graham Post, b. Dec. 31, 1839; m. Maria 

Rockwell + 

152. VIII. Harvey Post, b. Feb. 9, 1845; d. Mar. 31, 1846. 

Mr. and Mrs. Post were among the pioneers of Ohio. Mr. Post 
was a millwright and built and operated for a number of years the 
present grist mill now on the Auglaize River, known in the past as 
the Post mills, but at present as the Tone's mills. After disposing 
of his mill he bought a large tract of land one mile west of the 
Auglaize River on the Lima and Spencerville road, which he 
improved, and here he resided until a short time previous to his 
death, spending the last few months in the home of his daughter, 
Mrs. Martha Hover. In poHtics Mr. Post was a RepubHcan and 
took an active part in the local and poHtical issues of the past, and 
was sent to represent Allen County in the General Assembly of 
the state of Ohio in 1856-8, in which he honored himself and his 
constituents. Mr. and Mrs. Post were both born in the same 
neighborhood in Washington County, Pennsylvania, and thus had 
known each other since childhood. They were married in Ohio, 
and this marriage tie remained unbroken for almost sixty years 
when death claimed the husband. Father Post, as he was famiHar- 
ly called, was noted for his charity. The poor never suffered in his 
neighborhood. No man was turned away from his door hungry. 
Mrs. Elizabeth Post was a quiet woman, domestic in her tastes, 
but of very decided character. She was an excellent housekeeper 
and very industrious. In person she was small, quite short of 
stature, of fair complexion and blue eyes. Their home was the 
stopping place of the Methodist preachers and quarterly meeting 
occasions were times for the gathering of the members of the pioneer 
churches. Their three younger sons served in the Union army 
during the Civil War. Isaac Bryant, and Charles Graham enhsted 
in the "three months' service." After being mustered out of the 
service, Isaac re-enhsted in the Thirty-second Ohio Infantry and 
Charles in the Fourth Ohio Cavalry. An older brother, Adam 
Clark, enhsted in the Eighty-first Ohio Infantry. All served until 



54 BRYANT GENEALOGY 

the close of the war, when Isaac held the rank of major, Adam 
Clark that of Heutenant, and Charles that of corporal. All es- 
caped without injury except Charles, who was shot in the knee in a 
skirmish while in Alabama. The surgery possible was very crude, 
the bullet being cut out by a veterinary surgeon with a razor. After 
a two weeks' stay in the hospital he reported for duty. 



70 

Jacob Bryant,® (David^ [37], Simeon,^ Cornelius,^ Pieter 
Cornelisse,^ Cornelis^), b. Jan. 15, 1803, near Washington, Pa.; 
d. June 22, 1870; m, in 1828, Jane Anne Welsh, who was b. 
Sept. 14, 1805, near Charleston, Va. She d. Jan. 15, 1875. 

Children: 
153. I. Edmund Randolph Bryant, b. Jan. 14, 1829; m. 
Mary EHzabeth Miller + 

Avis M. Bryant, b ; m. Joseph W. Stuckey+ 

Alford D. Bryant. 
Isaac L. Bryant. 
Elizabeth D. Bryant. 
Matthew M. Bryant. 

Jacob Bryant removed with his parents to Knox County, Ohio, 
when twelve years old. They first settled in Dallas Township, 
then later they went to Scott Township, in Marion County. 
Jacob, by this time being a young man, started in the business of 
buying and selhng stock, in which business he was successful. He 
used to drive large herds to Pittsburgh and Baltimore. At this 
time it was not uncommon to buy large herds and drive them to be 
fattened in the rich bottom lands of Scioto River below Columbus, 
where corn could then be purchased at ten cents a bushel. In 1833 
Jacob and his family moved to Bucyrus, Ohio, where he entered 
the mercantile business on Main Street. Later he removed to 
La Timberville, about ten miles from Bucyrus, where he continued 
in the mercantile business. In 1838 he settled on his farm. It was 
then a portion of the Gillespie lands, which were regarded as the 
garden spot of the plains. Here Jacob transacted almost the 
whole stock business of the country and enjoyed the full confidence 



154- 


11. 


155- 


HI. 


156. 


IV. 


157- 


V. 


158. 


VI. 




NANCY BRYANT AGNEW 



SIXTH GENERATION 55 

of the entire community. A singular illustration of the openness 
of his dealings and of our pecuhar financial condition at that time 
is found in the account we have of an eye-witness. Mr. Bryant 
would purchase from farmers their droves of hogs or herds of cattle 
and having disposed of them would return with a bulky package of 
several thousands of dollars in the promiscuous wild cat currency 
of this and surrounding states. As farmers would call for the 
money due them he would place this pile on the table and bid each 
man select such money most satisfactory to himself, which each one 
would proceed to do. Jacob was a good neighbor and an honorable 
man in his worldly deaHngs. In politics he was a Whig and a 
Republican, and in rehgion a Methodist. The last twenty years 
of his life he was a partial invalid, caused by paralysis arising from 
a fall from a horse while driving cattle. During these years he had 
the most tender care of his wife and children. He was buried in his 
family lot at Oakwood Cemetery, Bucyrus, Ohio. Mrs. Bryant 
was a woman of remarkable physical vigor, retaining until within 
a few months of her death the elasticity and activity of youth. She 
was a faithful wife, an affectionate mother, and a woman who at- 
tended to her own affairs and was highly esteemed by all who knew 
her. 



72 

Nancy Bryant,^ (David^ [37], Simeon,^ Cornelius,^ Pieter 
Cornelisse,^ Cornells^), b. Dec. 16, 1808, on the farm near Owl 
Creek, Washington Co., Pa., which is of historical interest, for 
here was founded the Campbellite or Christian Church. She 
m. Dec. 5, 1827, in Mt. Vernon, Ohio, David Agnew, who d. 
Apr. 15, 1835, at Pleasant Grove, Ind., and is buried at West- 
ville, Ohio. She m. (2nd) John Gardner Keller in 1840, at 
Pleasant Grove, Ind. He was born in Washington Co., Pa.; 
d. June 13, 1882. She d. July 4, 1884; buried in Winfield, 
Iowa. 

Children ist m.: 

159. I. Margaret Jane Agnew, b. Aug. 15, 1829; m. George 

Henry Welsh + 

160. II. Isaac Bryant Agnew, b. Sept. 11, 1831; m. Sarah 

Dille+ 



56 BRYANT GENEALOGY 

i6i. III. Elizabeth Agnew, b 1833; ^- Chester 0. 

Wellman + 

162. IV. David Agnew, b. May, 4, 1835 ; m. Nancy E. Bright+ 

Children 2nd m.: 

163. V. Martha Keller, b. Oct , 1842; m. Edwin 

Lovejoy+ 

164. VI. AuriKa Keller, b. Oct , 1844; m. Josiah Chap- 

man. She resides in Ovid, N. Y. 

165. VII. Anna Elizabeth Keller, b. Jan , 1846; m. 

Henry W. Northrup-f 

166. VIII. Gertrude Keller, b. Nov , 1848; m. Ephriam 

Cooper Andrew + 

167. IX. John Keller, b. May, 1850; m. Hattie Jones + 

168. X. Winfield Keller, b. July , 1852; unm.; d. 1883, 

Independence, Iowa. 

Agnew (from Agneau, French) means a lamb. Some of the 
family came into England at a very early date, and some of them 
accompanied Strongbow into Ireland. Others settled in Scotland, 
where Sir Andrew Agnew was hereditary sheriff of Wigtonshire in 
1452, which office the family retained about four hundred years. 
Tradition says three brothers emigrated in the early part of the 
eighteenth century to America from Great Britain. One of these 
brothers settled in New Jersey, and two of them settled near 
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. The American genealogy of this 
family begins with David Agnew, of Scotch descent, who was born 
in New Jersey. Was a soldier of the Revolution. After the war 
he moved to the vicinity of Washington, Pennsylvania; married 
Ruth Maxwell; children, Jonathan, Wilham, John, Jane, David, 
and Cumie, who married Andrew Vance. A brother, William 
Vance, married the above Jane Agnew. 



73 

Jane Bryant/ (David^ [37], Simeon,^ Cornelius,^ Pieter 
Cornelisse,^ Cornells^), b. May 3, 1810; d. Dec. 24, 1889, at 
Lathrop, Mo.; m. Nov. 13, 1828, near Fredericktown, Ohio, 
Madison Washington Welsh, who was b. Mar. 29, 1808, in 
Virginia. He d. Apr. 18, 1883, in Lathrop, Mo. 




JANE BRYANT WELSH 



SIXTH GENERATION 



57 



Children: 

169. I. Bryant Welsh, b. Mar. 15, 1830; m. Sarah Margaret 

Stuckey+ 

170. II. William St. Clair Welsh, b. July 13, 1832; m, Harriet 

Warner + 

171. III. George H. Welsh, b. Jan. 16, 1834; m. Amanda 

Foster + 

172. VI. Hannah Welsh, b. Oct. 3, 1836; m. Thomas Gil- 

lespie + 

173. V. Emma WooUey Welsh, b. Sept. 28, 1840; d. Nov. 23, 

1861. 

174. VI. Pauline Welsh, b. Apr. i, 1842; m. John S. Stuckey+ 

175. VII. John Bartrom Welsh, b. June 6, 1844; i^- Louisa 

Flock + 

176. VIII. Jane AmeHa Welsh, b. July 7, 1850, Bucyrus, O; 

resides Woodward, Okla.; unm. 

Mr. Welsh was an extensive farmer and stock-raiser; in politics 
a Democrat; in religious faith a Presbyterian. When five years 
of age, Jane Bryant removed with her parents from Washington 
County, Pennsylvania, to Fredericktown, Ohio, where they lived 
until she grew to womanhood. While attending the wedding of 
her brother Jacob Bryant and Jane Ann Welsh and festivities fol- 
lowing, she met Madison Welsh, whom she married in 1828. She 
was eighteen years old and Madison twenty. She was of medium 
height, well-proportioned, very fair complexion, with rosy cheeks 
and even features and auburn hair. She had an unusual amount 
of self-respect and commanded the regard of all who knew her. 
It was a happy home and some of the children Lingered, loath to 
occupy a home of their own. Her first home after her marriage was 
in Wyandot County, south of the town of Wyandot. At that 
time the Indians were numerous in that part of Ohio, they having 
a trail past the door, into which they rudely gazed, but never 
molested the young wife. In 1831 they moved to Bucyrus, which 
was a small town without railroads, the county seat of Crawford 
County. After Hving there a year and a half, they moved six miles 
south of Bucyrus. Two years later they moved onto land in Craw- 
ford County purchased from the government at a dollar and a 
half an acre, where they had a lovely home and a farm of eleven 
hundred acres. In early life, while living on the farm, the prairie 



58 BRYANT GENEALOGY 

fires often raged and threatened their home and stock. The wife 
by good management assisted in carrying the husband through a 
financial crisis. In 1875 they moved to Upper Sandusky, at that 
time a town of about five thousand inhabitants. In 1878 they 
celebrated their fiftieth wedding anniversary. Two weeks later 
from their home their son George was buried. Later Mr. and Mrs. 
Welsh and their single daughter Jane went to Lathrop, Missouri, 
where they remained until their passing away. Mrs. Welsh had 
the care and raising of the children and oversight of the tarm from 
1834 until 1855, her husband being in the eastern cities. New York, 
Philadelphia, and Lancaster, a great deal of the time. His stock 
was driven over the road and he traveled by stage coach, which 
consumed much time. Stock business was uncertain at that time 
on account of the fluctuation of prices; also the keeping of large 
droves in the city was expensive. After repeated reverses her 
husband failed. It seems that the condition of their affairs finan- 
cially was not known to the wife until the crash actually came. 
The hard-working, saving and sacrificing companion faced poverty 
with a large family, the daughters being young and unable to help 
themselves and their parents. The two younger boys who were at 
home came nobly to their rescue. Fortunately, Madison had 
always been a liberal provider, which gave them plenty of material 
with which to help along for a few years, and with the mother's 
good management, and by all working together, the crisis was 
passed. 

76 SEVENTH GENERATION 

Arthur Vance Bryant/ (Elias^ [60], David,^ Simeon/ 
Cornelius/ Pieter Cornelisse/ Cornells^), b. June 25, 1822, 
near Fredricktown, Knox Co., Ohio; d. June 17, 1905, at 
Peoria, 111.; m. May 8, 1844, at Pleasant Grove, Lake Co., Ind., 
Henrietta Hill, dau. of Rufus Hill and Olive Humes, who 
was b. Feb. 18, 1824, at Windham, Windham Co., Conn.; d. 
Feb. 19, 1902; buried Lowell, Ind. In politics Mr. Bryant was 
a Whig and afterwards a Republican, in religion a Methodist. 
He is buried in Lowell, Ind. 

Copy of land entry: "On August 14, 1845, Arthur V. Bryant 
entered from the United States the southwest quarter of the south- 



SEVENTH GENERATION 59 

west quarter of section 17, township 33, range 8, 40 acres. His 
patent is dated May 10, 1848, but has never been recorded. He, 
with his wife Henrietta, conveyed this land to EHas Bryant on 
November 4, 1846, and on October 19, 1848, EKas Bryant conveyed 
the tract above mentioned to David, Robert, and John Bryant. 
On February 13, 1855, John Bryant of Eldorado County, Cali- 
fornia, conveyed to David Bryant and Robert Bryant the land 
together with another 80 acres in section 18 which they had 
purchased from James Andrews on March 13, 1854." 

Children: 

177. I. Mary M. Bryant, b. Aug. 31, 1845; d. Sept. 10, 1846. 

178. II. John Arthur Bryant, b. Dec. 22, 1847; d- J^^y ^^^ 

1893; ^- Eva Sutton. 

179. III. Ann Eliza Bryant, b. Aug. 10, 1852; m. Albert 

Davis + 

180. IV. Charles A. Bryant, b. May 2, 1854; d. Sept., 1855. 

181. V. Mary P. Bryant, b. Sept. 10, 1856; d. Sept., 1857. 

182. VI. Elias W. Bryant, b. Sept. 12, 1858; m. Anna E. 

Hayden+ 

183. VII. Ulysses S. Bryant, b. Oct. 17, 1868; m. Minnie K. 

Neehouse+ 

77 

David Bryant/ (Elias^ [60], David,^ Simeon,^ Cornelius,^ 

Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornelis^), b. Sept. 20, 1824, in Knox Co., 

Ohio; d. Nov. 27, 1900; m. Oct. 21, 1858, at Hebron, Ind., 

Mary McGill, who was b. Feb. 18, 1832; d. Jan., 1903; buried 

in Hebron Cemetery. They resided many years near Hebron, 

Ind. Mr. Bryant was a good farmer. Politics, Republican; 

religion, Presbyterian. 

Child: 

184. I. Annette May Bryant, b. Jan. 14, 1866; m. 1895, 

Charles Applegate, son of F. P. Applegate and 
Elizabeth Lackey. She graduated from the 
Valparaiso (Ind.) High School and taught in 
Porter Co., Ind. They reside on the old 
homestead where her father and mother spent 
their entire married Hves. They have one 



6o BRYANT GENEALOGY 

Child: 
492. I. Bryant Applegate, b. Mar. 12, 1898; attending 
public school, Hebron, Ind. 

78 

Robert Bryant,^ (Elias^ [60], David/ Simeon,^ Cornelius,^ 
Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornelis^), b. Dec. 17, 1826, near Fredrick- 
town, Knox Co., Ohio; d. Apr. 8, 1906; m. Sept. 20, 1853, 
Mary Jane Merriss, who was b. Sept. 15, 1833, in Bucyrus, 
Ohio; dau. of Daniel R. Merriss and Sarah Nafus. She d. 
May 8, 1867; buried Hebron, Ind. Two years later he m. 
Emily Lindly, who d. Jan., 1905. 

Children: 

185. I. Daniel R. Bryant, b. May 9, 1854; m. Mary Lois 

Andrews + 

186. H. Charles Bryant, b. Mar. 22, 1857; m. Endora 

Dilley+ 

Robert Bryant remained at home with his parents until twenty- 
one years of age, after which he was employed for two years at the 
low wages of $12.00 and $13.00 per month. At this early date 
Ohio and Indiana were practically a tractless and almost unin- 
habited wilderness. When Robert was a boy of nine years his 
father, EHas Bryant, accompanied by his family consisting of his 
wife Ann and his five children, came to Lake County, Indiana, and 
there settled. Railroads at this time had not extended so far west. 
A journey which could now be made in a day was made by wagon 
and required several weeks. The nearest mill was one hundred 
and fifty miles distant, and it was necessary to go to Michigan City 
to obtain supplies. Indians were very common and even years 
later a few were to be found who were on intimate terms with their 
paleface brothers. Robert's advantages were few for acquiring 
an education, but he was a natural lover of books and had the 
faculty of retaining what he once read ; he thus became very well 
informed. He and his brother purchased eighty acres of land 
which were sold, together with a half interest in his father's farm, 
when he moved to Porter County in 1854. Here with his brother 
John he purchased 480 acres and later 100 acres more. This re- 



SEVENTH GENERATION 6i 

mained undivided until about 1861, after wliich he bought 40 acres 
of farming land and 40 more acres of timber. He had at the time of 
his death 310 acres of the finest land in the county, about a mile 
and a half from Hebron. Both Mr. and Mrs. Bryant were mem- 
bers of the Methodist Episcopal church. 

81 

John Bryant/ (Elias^ [60], David,^ Simeon,^ Cornelius,^ 
Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornells^), b. July 20, 1833, in Richland Co., 
Ohio; m. Feb. 21, i860, at Lowell, Ind., d. July 25, 1913, 
Mary Angeline Lawrence, b. Dec. 28, 1840, in Berrien Co., 
Mich. She was the dau. of George W. Lawrence and Julia C. 
Haskins. She d. Sept. 25, 1893; buried at Lowell, Ind. She 
was a woman of most excellent traits of character. 

Children: 

187. I. Bertha A. Bryant, b. Feb. 20, 1861; m. Cassius C. 

Phelps. She attended school at Lowell and 
Crown Point, Ind. After the death of her 
husband she entered the office as clerk of the 
Baltimore and Ohio Railway, which position 
she still holds. She is a member of the 
Society of the Daughters of the American 
Revolution. She resides at Windsor Park, 
Chicago, 111. 

188. II. Luella C. Bryant, b. Aug. 22, 1862; m. (ist) John H. 

Spittal; m. (2nd) Nelson H. Straight+ 

189. III. Marie Vance Bryant, b. July 21, 1867; m. Oscar G. 

Triegla£f+ 

190. VI. JuHa A. Bryant, b. Sept. 17, 187-; m. Ernest Hum- 

mel + 

191. V. John D. Bryant, b. Apr. 13, 1871; d. Mar. 6, 1874. 

When Mr. Bryant removed with his parents to Indiana the 
Pottawatomie tribe of Indians were about the only people in Lake 
County at that time. He pursued his education in one of the 
primitive log school houses found in the frontier settlements. He 
attended school through the winter months until eighteen years of 
age. In the summer season he was employed upon the home 



62 BRYANT GENEALOGY 

farm, gaining practical knowledge and a broad experience concern- 
ing the best methods of promoting agricultural interests, which 
later brought him great success. In 1852 he crossed the plains to 
CaHfornia with a horse team, traveling north of Salt Lake City on 
the old Kit Carson route. Here he remained until 1857 when he 
returned to the East by way of the Panama and Aspinwall route to 
New York, spending two days on the island of Cuba while en 
route. He went to Hebron to visit his brothers David and Robert 
and remained there and engaged in agricultural pursuits and 
merchandising in Lake County, Indiana, until 1880, when he lo- 
cated on a farm. In 1882 he again went to Cahfornia to visit his 
relatives who had crossed the plains with him in 1852, thirty years 
before. He remained in the Golden State two months, when he 
again returned to Lowell and in the same year he removed to 
South Chicago and engaged in the grocery business, in which 
he continued for about three years. On the expiration of that 
period he again went to Lowell and resumed farming, which he 
has since followed. He had a valuable tract of land of one hun- 
dred and seventy acres, and the land is arable and highly cultivated, 
while many substantial improvements have been made on the farm 
which indicate liis enterprising spirit. Mr. Bryant was a lifelong 
Republican, active in the work of his party and deeply interested 
in its success, yet never seeking or desiring office as a reward for 
party f eality . He was a member of the Masonic fraternity at Lowell, 
Lodge No. 378, and of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows at 
South Chicago, Lodge No. 245; he was a member of the Methodist 
Episcopal church. His has been an eventful, useful, and interesting 
life history, for he was familiar with pioneer experiences in Indiana 
and in the Far West, and his mind was stored with many interest- 
ing reminiscences of his sojourn in the Golden State during the 
early days of its mining development. 

83 

Katherine Bryant/ (Isaac° [61], David,^ Simeon,^ Corne- 
lius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornelis^), b. Jan. 10, 1847, Delaware, 
Ohio; m. Jan. 22, 1877, to Richard Carter of Wellsville, 
Ohio, son of John Adams Carter and Mary D. Connell. 
Res., Upper Sandusky, Ohio. In politics a Republican; in 
religion a Presbyterian. 




MARY A. BRYANT 



SEVENTH GENERATION 63 

Children: 

192. I. May Bryant Carter, b. Nov. 27, 1877. She gradu- 

ated from the High School of Upper San- 
dusky, Ohio, and later attended the university 
at Worcester, Ohio. 

193. II. Martha Catherine Carter, b. June 3, 1887. She 

graduated from Upper Sandusky High School. 

Katherine Bryant received her higher education at Steubenville 
Seminary, and attended the School of Design at Pittsburgh, Penn- 
sylvania. Richard Carter was educated in Marion (Ohio) High 
School, at the Newell's Institute for Boys in Pittsburgh, and the 
Iron City Commercial College in Pittsburgh. 

85 

John Quincy Bryant/ (Isaac^ [61], David,^ Simeon,^ 

Cornelius/ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornells^), b. Feb. 16, 1850; m. 

Emma Wheeler; d. Mar. 3, 1883. 

Children: 

194. I. Claude J. Bryant, b. Mar. 16, 1876; m. Bertha 

Smith-f- 

195. II. Madge L. Bryant, b. May 13, 1877; m. Clarence 

Montgomery of Coffeyville, Kan. Res., 
Asheville, N. C. 



Jeannie Bryant/ (Isaac® [61], David,^ Simeon,^ Cornelius,^ 
Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornelis^), b. Nov. 27, 1855 in Wyandot, 
Ohio; m. May i, 1879, Frank J. Sheckler, who was b. July 
14, 1857, at Bucyrus, Ohio; son of D. J. Sheckler and Charlotte. 
In politics a Republican. Res., Wyandot, Ohio. Mrs. 
Sheckler is a twin of Charles Post Bryant. 

Children: 

196. I. Edna E. Sheckler, b. July 6, 1880. 

197. II. Maude E. Sheckler, b. Mar. 10, 1882. 

198. III. Bryant V. Sheckler, b. June 15, i! 



64 BRYANT GENEALOGY 

89 

Charles Post Bryant/ (Isaac^ [61], David,^ Simeon,^ 
Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornells^), b. Nov. 27, 1855, in 
Wyandot, Ohio; unm. 

He was educated in the public schools in Wyandot. His first 
teacher was his cousin Kate Grafton. He lived on the farm until 
1880 when he removed to Bucyrus. In 1886 he went to Nebraska 
and preempted a tract of government land, proved up in 1887, and 
came back to Bucyrus. Appointed Deputy County Surveyor in 
May, 1893, and held the office until September, 1901, when he be- 
came County Surveyor. Also held office of City Engineer. Re- 
sides, Bucuyrus, Ohio. 



91 

Jane Bryant/ (Joseph^ [62], David,^ Simeon,^ Cornelius/ 

Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornelis^), b ; m. Dr. Samuel 

Grafton, a physician of Kansas City, Mo. 

Children: 

199. I. Katherine Grafton, b. Jan. i, 1839; m. Thomas M. 

Patterson + 

200. II. Mary Grafton; m. Simon Peckenpaw+ 

201. III. Bryant Grafton, b , 184. .; m. Maria Harper -|- 

202. IV. Samuel Grafton; res., Denver, Colo. Member of 

press, Rocky Mountain News. 



92 

Thomas Campbell Bryant,'^ (Joseph^ [62], David,^ Simeon,'* 
Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornells^), b. 1818; m. Eliza 
Chapman. He was a graduate of Bethany College, Va., and 
a farmer in Illinois. 

Children: 

Clara Bryant. 

Jennie Bryant; m. Mr. Rathven, living in Kansas. 

Josephine Bryant. 

Thomas Bryant, Jr. 



203. 


I. 


204. 


II. 


205. 


HI. 


206. 


IV. 



SEVENTH GENERATION 65 

207. V. Harry D. Bryant. 

208. VI. Alexander Bryant. 

209. VII. Dorothea Bryant; m. Mr. Stahl. They had two 

sons, Jack and Jill. 

210. VIII. Frank Bryant. 



93 

Joseph Wm. Cullen Bryant/ (Joseph^ [62], David,^ 

Simeon,'* Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornelis^), b. Nov. 12, 

1824, Washington Co., Pa.; d. Aug. 26, 1911, Clifton Forge, 

Va.; m. Elizabeth Postlewaite, Apr. 18, 1849, ^^ Racine. 

Lived several years in Tennessee. Occupation, stock-raising 

and farming, in Tennessee, and Ohio. He was a graduate of 

Bethany College. Res., Clifton Forge, Va. 

Children: 

211. I. Jean Carson Bryant, b. Feb. 17, 1850; m. John R. 

MiUer, July 18, 1882 + 

212. II. William Postlewaite Bryant, b. Feb. 11, 1852. 

213. HI. Joseph Wm. Cullen Bryant, Jr., b. Jan. 28, 1854; 

m. Helen Bowles + 

214. IV. John Isaac Bryant, b. Aug. 27, 1856; m. Paralee 

Lancaster+ 

215. V. Dorothea Lucinda Bryant, b. Apr. 5, 1861; unm.-f- 

216. VI. James Alexander Bryant, b. Aug. 25, 1863 ; d 

217. VII. Elizabeth Alice Bryant, b. June 18, 1866; m. A. W. 

Woodward; d. Oct. 28, 1902. 

218. VIII. Sidney Horace Bryant, b. Dec. 14, 1868; d. in U. S. 

naval service in Cuba, Aug. 18, 1899. 

219. IX. Mary Emily Bryant, b. June 12, 1873; m. T. W. 

Cox+ 

94 

Alexander Campbell Bryant,^ (Joseph^ [62], David,^ 
Simeon,^ Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornells^), b. Oct. 8, 
1828, Bethany, Va.; d. 1896; m. Jenevleve Gallagher of 
Fleming Co., Ky.; m. (2nd) 1861, Mary Calvert Berry of 
Fleming Co., Ky. Mary Calvert was the dau. of Wm. Calvert 



66 BRYANT GENEALOGY 

Berry and Elmira Taylor. Alexander Campbell graduated at 
Bethany College; studied law, but gave up his practice to enter 
railroad life, holding various positions in that occupation. 
Politics, Republican; religion, Campbelhte. 

Children ist m.: 

220. I. Dora Bryant; d. at age of four years. 

Children 2nd m.: 

221. II. William Henry Bryant, b. July 28, 1863; m. Birdie 

May Routt + 

222. III. Mary Lou. Bryant, b. Oct. 26, 1865, in Indianapolis, 

Ind.; m. E. W. McCorkle+ 

a 76 

Sarah Ann Bryant,^ (SamueP [63], David,^ Simeon,^ 
Cornehus,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornells^), b. Oct. 15, 1820, in 
Washington Co., Pa.; m. Harvey Sanger of the state of New 
York; he was b. May 29, 181 5. She d. May 29, 1855, near 
Lowell, Ind. 

Children: 

223. I. L. W. Sanger, b. Apr. 25, 1841; m. Olive Wiley+ 

224. II. Ross Sanger, b. June 3, 1842; m. Louisa D.Hopkins + 

225. III. Adna Sanger, b. Jan. 2, 1844; m. Phoebe Hopkins, 

b. Dec. 24, 1848, dau. of Benj. Hopkins and 
Elizabeth Norton; d. June 22, 1909, at Kings- 
bury, Ind. 

226. IV. David Sanger, b. Apr. 6, 1847; d. Oct. 23, 1903; 

unm.; res., Lowell, Ind. 

227. V. Mary Sanger, b. May 14, 1851; d. Aug. 28, 1869. 



97 

Samuel Ross Bryant,'^ (SamueP [63], David,^ Simeon,^ 

CorneHus,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornells^), b. Nov. 27, 1822, in 

Washington Co., Pa.; d. Jan. 21, 1886, at Valparaiso, Ind.; m. 

Dec. 20, 1849, ^^^^ La Porte, Ind., to Isabella Lomax, who 

was b. June 26, 1829. She was the dau. of Abel Lomax and 

Elizabeth Ladd. She d. Feb. 26, 1888, at Valparaiso, Ind. 




-^^ ^^-^^^^^^<^--*^ 



SEVENTH GENERATION 67 

Children: 

228. I. Frank Jennings Bryant, b. Sept. 12, 1850; d. Feb. 

2>, 1854- 

229. 11. William Alfred Bryant, b. Feb. 7, 1852; m. Alia 

Bartholomew + 

230. III. Mary Delight Bryant, b. Nov. 3, 1853; d. Sept. 9, 

1856. 

231. IV. Adelbert Bryant, b. Nov. 20, 1855; d. Oct. i, 1856. 

232. V. Hubert Ross Bryant, b. Sept. 24, 1857; d. June 12, 

1881. 

When Samuel Ross Bryant was an infant his mother died, leaving 
him to the tender care of his grandmother Ross and her daughter 
Elizabeth. Here he made his home until his father left Pennsyl- 
vania in 1829 for Ohio, accompanied by his second wife and chil- 
dren. In 1835, with his father's family, he removed to Lake 
County, Indiana. In 1843 he attended school in Valparaiso, In- 
diana, the teacher being Mr. Harvey Ball of Crown Point, Indiana, 
the only school in the place at that time. After leaving Valparaiso 
he clerked in the dry goods store of Leonard Woods in the village 
of Door, La Porte County. Later he engaged in the merchantile 
business in partnership with Mr. Warren Mason of Valparaiso, 
Indiana. Soon after his marriage in 1849 he bought a drug-store 
of Mr. William Harrison in Valparaiso. He continued successfully 
in this business for twenty-five years. In 1857, fearing the effects 
of so severe a climate on lungs already affected by its severity, he 
made arrangements for a home in the South. However, the un- 
settled condition of affairs in the South and the near approach of 
that terrible war-cloud deterred him from carrying out his plan. 
In the spring of 1879 he accompanied his son Hubert, then in poor 
health, to Denver, Colorado. From here he was soon compelled to 
return, being unable to endure the effects of the alkaline dust of 
that region. Previous to this time he had by unflagging and 
patient effort battled against the insidious disease, consumption, 
until he felt that he had at least gained partial victory, but it 
ultimately gained the mastery. As he neared the end, the deep 
current of his life thought came to the surface in the expression of 
the deep, warm affection that he felt for the loved ones who watched 
at his bedside. In early life he united with the Methodist church, 
but soon after his marriage he and his wife transferred their mem- 



68 BRYANT GENEALOGY 

bership to the Presbyterian church of Valparaiso, of which he 
proved a faithful and efficient member, ever ready with open hand 
and warm heart, in his characteristic quiet manner, to help build 
up the kingdom of his Master, on whose rod and staff he calmly 
and confidently leaned, even down to the valley and shadow of 
death. In business for many years, no one had cause to suspect his 
fidelity and integrity. Charged with pubKc trusts of considerable 
magnitude, he closed each with a correct record. 



99 

Jacob C. Bryant/ (SamueF [63], David,^ Simeon,* Corne- 
lius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornelis^), b. Nov. 26, 1828, in Green 
Co., Pa.; m. Nov. 23, 1853, at Valparaiso, Ind., to Adelia 
Frances Tyler, who was born Nov. 6, 1837 ; dau. of Jeremiah 
and Mary Ann Fitch, Rensselaer Co., N. Y. She d. Aug. 20, 
1905, at Wichita, Kan. 

Children: 

233. I. Martha Frances Bryant, b. Mar. 21, 1855; m. (ist) 

William H, Rogers; m. (2nd) Grear Nagle+ 

234. II. Edward Marion Bryant, b. Aug. 16, 1855; d. Sept. 

15, 1857, at Pleasant Grove, Ind.; buried at 
Lowell, Ind. 

235. III. Samuel Tyler Bryant, b. Oct. 9, 1858 + 

236. IV. Mary Ann Bryant, b. Jan. 15, 1861; m. Henry 

Tucker + 

When Jacob C. Bryant was one year of age his parents moved to 
Knox County, Ohio. When seven years of age, he with his parents 
moved to Lake County, Indiana. His education was principally 
acquired at the Pleasant Grove school, which was the first organized 
in this settlement. The teacher was Bell Jennings, half brother of 
Mrs. Joanna Woodruff Bryant, who made his home with the 
family and who, having a love for hunting, had no trouble in supply- 
ing the family with venison during the winter, which was cooked 
to a queen's taste by Mrs. Bryant. Jacob attended school at 
Crown Point and afterwards at Valparaiso. Later he went to 
western Ohio where he engaged in business with his cousin Simeon 
Mitchell. Soon after, returning to Valparaiso, he continued in 



SEVENTH GENERATION 69 

business for a number of years. The Tyler family removed to this 
vicinity from New York when the .daughter was three years old. 
Immediately after his marriage he removed to Crown Point, 
Indiana. In the spring of i860, with his wife and two children, he 
drove in a wagon to Franklin County, Kansas. The extreme 
drought of that summer compelled him to return to Indiana, where 
he remained until 1863, when he located at Galva, IlHnois. Here 
he was employed by the United States government as mechanic and 
was stationed at Nashville, Tennessee, later being transferred to 
Atlanta, Georgia. Severe fighting took place about Nashville, and 
all mechanics were held in readiness for active service under arms. 
After serving the government for about six months he returned 
home. In 1866 he located at Chickasaw, Iowa, where he Hved until 
1888, going from there to Cowley County, Kansas. Jn the fall of 
1904 he moved to Wichita, Kansas, where in August, 1905, his wife 
died, after a Hngering illness, respected and esteemed by those who 
knew her. The closing years of her Hfe were spent miich in travel 
in an effort to regain her health, but to no avail. Since the death of 
his wife Jacob Bryant makes his home with his daughter, Mrs. 
Grear Nagle, 1501 Maple St., Wichita, Kansas. At the age of 
eighty-five he still enjoys a reasonable degree of health. 



100 

Hannah Bryant/ (SamueP [63], David,^ Simeon,'' Corne- 
lius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornelis^), b. Jan. 18, 1831, at Fred- 
ericktown, Knox Co., Ohio; d. Nov. 28, 1889, at Crown Point, 
Ind.; m. Feb. 22, 1851, at Michigan City, Ind., to Eli Marion 
Robertson, who was b. Jan. 24, 1829, at Charleston, Clark 
Co., Ind.; son of Hezekiah Robertson and Polly Teeple. He 
d. Nov. 16, 1896, near Hebron, Ind. 

Children: 

237. I, Mary Joanna Robertson, b. Feb. 17, 1852; m. Oscar 

Dinwiddle -f 

238. 11. Joseph Harvey Robertson, b. Jan. 29, 1854; m. 

Florence Elvena Talcott-f 

239. HI. Fletcher Lorraine Robertson, b. Dec. 23, 1855; m. 

Irene Stoops + 



70 BRYANT GENEALOGY 

When Hannah Bryant Robertson was nine years old her mother 
died. Hannah being the oldest daughter at home was of great 
assistance to her father in caring for the family. At the age of 
seventeen years she united with the Methodist Episcopal church 
at Westville, Indiana, and remained a member of that denomination 
until her death. The first ten years of her married life were spent 
in or near Westville, Indiana. Here her three children were born. 
In 1862 the family moved to Eagle Creek Township, Lake County, 
Indiana, where they remained for twenty years. Her next and last 
home was in Crown Point, Indiana. She was a farmer's daughter 
and a farmer's wife, devoted to her family. 



lOI 

Harvey Woodrutt Bryant/ (SamueP [63], David,^ Sime- 
on,^ Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornelis^), b. Jan. 8, 1833, 
at Fredericktown, Knox Co., Ohio; d. May 23, 1913, at Hebron 
Ind.; m. May 3, i860, near Lowell, Ind., to Lucretia Dowd, 
who was b. Sept. 12, 1840, at Zaleski, Vinton Co., Ohio; dau. 
of Conner Dowd and Cynthia Pratt. She d. June 23, 1900, at 
Hebron, Ind. 

Children: 

Eva Rosella Bryant, b. Feb. 20, 1861; unm.+ 

Merritt Conner Bryant, b. Nov. 14, 1862; m. Effie 

Wilson + 
Cynthia Lavinia Bryant, b. May 30, 1867; d. Jan. 

I, 1868. 
Twin sister, b. May 30, 1867; d. 1867. 
Milton Samuel Bryant, b. Jan. 30, 1870; d. Oct. 9, 

1872. 
Ora Viola Bryant, b. June 9, 1872; unm.+ 
Ada Luella Bryant, b. July 7, 1874; m. Joseph Ross 

Wilson + 
247. VIIL Nettie Ladora Bryant, b. Apr. 3, 1877; unm.+ 

When Harvey Bryant was two years old his father and mother, 
with six children, in a party of some twenty relatives, started by 
wagon from the Ohio farm to Lake County, Indiana, a distance of 
300 miles. As a growing boy in pioneer times he had his share of 



240. 

241 


I, 
II, 


242 


HI, 


243- 
244. 


IV. 
V. 


245- 
246. 


VI. 
VII. 



SEVENTH GENERATION 71 

hardship. Left without a mother's care at seven, he made his 
home for the most part with Uncle Harvey Woodruff at Orchard 
Grove in the winter; and with Daniel Merris at Pleasant Grove 
during the summer (that he might have access to the summer 
schools) . In these boyhood days he could be seen drowning gophers 
and trapping prairie chickens and quail, both as a diversion and 
occupation, for the chickens and quail were sent to Chicago by 
wagon and sold or traded for clothing. Christmas of 1848 found 
him — now a boy of almost sixteen — on the way back to Ohio 
helping Uncle Da\dd Bryant drive cattle. Others in the party 
were his brother Isaac and his cousin David. In Ohio he made his 
home with his father, who had returned in the fall of 1848, attending 
school or working on the farm as the season demanded. In 1852 
he came to Indiana, this time by stage, boat, and rail, and spent 
the summer with his brother Ross and his sister Hannah and others. 
Four cousins. Avis Bryant, Kate Mitchell, Robert Bryant, and 
Harvey Bryant, made the return trip together, leaving Chicago 
over the Michigan Central; 1853 was characterized by a trip over 
the Allegheny Mountains to Lancaster, Pennsylvania, with a drove 
of cattle, in company with Bryant Welsh as leader. In the fall of 
1854 he entered college at Oberlin, where he attended for a part of 
two years. Here Rev. Charles G. Finney, president of the college, 
commanded his respect and made a lasting impress upon his mind. 
The influences brought to bear upon him here no doubt culminated 
in his christian character of honesty and integrity. He soon 
entered into church relations, and has ever since been a Methodist. 
On December 3, 1855, he entered the rude schoolhouse at Orchard 
Grove, Indiana, as teacher. Among the first pupils to arrive was a 
girl of fifteen, in her shawl and hood — the fashion of the day — and 
her ten-year-old brother, wearing his faded but clean blue denim 
blouse and overalls tucked into his boot-tops. These two were 
destined to have their lives closely interwoven with that of the 
teacher, for the girl became his wife and the boy almost a Hfe 
partner in farming and mercantile affairs. He continued teaching 
for four more winters — two terms at Orchard Grove and two at 
the Buckley school — while during the summers he farmed land 
owned by Jerry Kenney. In 1856 he cast his first presidential 
vote, which was lost, being a supporter of John C. Fremont. 
After his marriage in i860 he purchased a house and lot adjoining 



73 BRYANT GENEALOGY 

the tract entered by his father-in-law, Conner Dowd. These were 
the beginnings of the present Bryant Dowd & Company farm 
located five miles southwest of Hebron. Along with his farming 
interests he cared for an apiary, which at one time numbered 230 
hives, all having had their origin in the single swarm of bees pre- 
sented by Jerry Kenney as a wedding present. One shipment of 
honey — 3,000 pounds — was marketed at 27 cents per pound, 
while the year's yield amounted to $810. In 1874 failing health 
came as a blow upon an heretofore active and ambitious life. A 
change of climate and surroundings was recommended by Dr. J. K. 
Blackstone, hence a trip to Colorado accompanied by his kinsmen, 
Marion Robertson, David Fisher, and Homer DeWitt. With 
health improved, after a few months he returned to his old pursuits, 
which in the next few years were to be supplemented by town inter- 
ests, for in 1876 he built a house in Hebron, moved his family, and 
in 1881, in partnership with J. H. Dowd, his brother-in-law, pur- 
chased a general stock of goods of WiUiam Sturgeon, owned just 
previously by J. E. Bryant. A burglary and fire in 1890 neces- 
sitated the removal of the remnant of the stock to temporary 
quarters, and in time the building of the corner brick, now in use 
and known as the Bryant Dowd & Company store. In recent 
years, while in a sense Mr. Bryant had retired from store work, he 
had general oversight of the finances; and though a man of eighty, 
his pioneer life of toil and privation apparently had no effect upon 
later years other than to have its share in the molding of a well- 
rounded character of sterhng worth. He passed the fourscore 
years, retaining far more than usual both of physical and mental 
strength. His generosity in supporting the publication of the 
Bryant Genealogy is highly appreciated. A stroke of apoplexy 
May 19, 1913, caused his death, which occurred at the home of his 
son, May 23, 1913. 

102 

Isaac C. Bryant,'^ (SamueP [63], David,^ Simeon,^ Corne- 
lius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornelis^), b. Mar. 11, 1836, at Pleas- 
ant Grove, Lake Co., Ind.; d. Apr. 15, 1908; m. Dec. i, 1863, 
to Harriet Pearce, who was b. Mar. 27, 1843, near Lowell, 
Ind.; dau. of Michael Pearce and Margaret Dinwiddie. She 
d. Nov. 12, 1912. 



250. 


III. 


251. 


IV. 


252. 


V. 


253- 


VI. 



SEVENTH GENERATION 73 

Children 

248. I. Samuel Edwin Bryant, b. Apr. 14, 1865; m. Maria 
Ellen Wheeler + 

249, II. John Pearce Bryant, b. Dec. 29, 1866; d. Aug. 8, 
1868. 

Margaret J. Bryant, b. Jan. 8, 1869; d. Aug. 17, 1870. 
Bertha L. Bryant, b. July 6, 1870; m. Harry Georges- 
Jessie M. Bryant, b. Aug. 19, 1873. 
Blanche E. Bryant, b. Aug. 3, 1878; m. May i, 1897, 
Charles Childs, son of George Childs and 
Brody; Res., 230 North Ave., Chi- 
cago, 111. 

At the death of his mother, when Isaac Bryant was five years old, 
he was separated from father, brothers, and sisters, and in the 
years following had various homes in the neighborhood. However, 
his disposition was such that, even as a child, he would not be 
imposed upon by those under whose care he was placed. An ap- 
proaching whipping was enough to warrant him in seeking a new 
home. To his mind, boyish pranks should not be thus dealt with, 
and these pranks were not foreign to his nature. The district 
school was a source of annoyance, but not for long at a time; for 
he gained his freedom from it in the same way that he did from a 
distasteful home. His nature demanded independence and free- 
dom. In early life he was apprenticed to one Obadiah Dunham, 
in Valparaiso, to learn the tailor's trade. While he was clever at 
the trade, he never entered into the business, but chose rather to 
work on his father's farm in season, and hunt and trap at leisure 
times. He was a remarkable shot, and many prairie chickens, 
geese, and deer were the victims of his deadly aim. On at least 
two different occasions he assisted in driving cattle to the East — 
in one instance to Ohio, and in another across the Alleghenies to 
Pennsylvania. Knowledge of the western frontier was gained by 
a trip taken when he was a young man. Railroads were still in- 
complete in the West, and sometimes he was obHged to go on foot. 
He toured several of the states, spending some time with his sister, 
Jane Stalter, then living in Kansas. On August 11, 1861, he was 
enlisted in Company H, Ninth Indiana Volunteers. During the 
fight at Green Briar, West Virginia, he was wounded in his left 
arm ; consequently he was granted a furlough and later an honorable 



74 BRYANT GENEALOGY 

discharge. A Lake County paper dated October lo, 1861, says: 
"We notice among the wounded the name of Isaac Bryant, who is the 
first of Lake County's men to receive the mark of a rebel bullet." 
After his marriage he worked part of his father's farm on shares, but 
after the division of the Pearce estate they estabHshed their home 
on the portion falling to them, half-way between Hebron and Lowell. 
Here he Hved uninterruptedly for years, a successful farmer devoted 
to the interests of his family. About ten years before his death 
he moved to Hebron, Indiana, where he built a roomy and comfort- 
able home with a view to spending his closing years in retirement 
from active pursuits. 

103 

Jane Bryant/ (SamueP [63], David,^ Simeon,^ Cornelius,^ 
Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornells^), b. Jan. 26, 1838, near Lowell, 
Lake Co., Ind.; d. Feb. 14, 1909; m. Oct, 21, 1855, in Wyandot 
Co., Ohio, to John Stalter, who was b. Feb. 18, 1834, son of 
Hiram Stalter of Pennsylvania. 

Children: 

254. I. Anna Stalter, b. Aug. 9, 1856; d. Aug. 26, 1856. 

255. II. Mary K. Stalter, b. Aug. 18, 1857; m. Newton L. 

Yarbrough-F 

256. III. George H. Stalter, b. Oct. 20, 1859; m. Mattie 

Baird-F 

257. IV. Martha B. Stalter, b. Jan. 18, 1862; d. Mar. 5, 1862. 

258. V. Elura Stalter, b. June 3, 1863; m. John K. Snyder -f- 

259. VI. Frankhn Stalter, b. Apr. 26, 1865; d. Sept. 16, 1869. 

260. VII. Infant, b. Feb. 20, 1867; d. Feb. 20, 1867. 

261. VIII. Samuel B. Stalter, b. Apr. 10, 1868; d. May 5, 1877. 

262. IX. Delphia Stalter, b. Sept. 12, 1870; m. Feb. 2, 1893, 

at Rock, Kan., Ferris Dawson. Res., Pacific 
Grove, Calif. 

263. X. Charles E. Stalter, b. Dec. 29, 1872; d. Mar. 22, 1876. 

264. XL Edwin R. Stalter, b. Dec. 3, 1874; m. Dora Moore + 

265. XII. John W. Stalter, b. Dec. 4, 1876; m. Jessie E. Keats 4- 
266 XIII. Julia J. Stalter, b. Dec. i, 1879; d. Nov. i, 1883. 
267. XIV. Frederick L. Stalter, b. Apr. 17, 1883; m. Grace 

Darst+ 



SEVENTH GENERATION 75 

During only two years of Jane Bryant Stalter's life did she have 
a mother's care ; then she was left to the protection of others — 
of neighbors, perhaps, and of a nine-year-old sister. Her school 
days were passed in the old Pleasant Grove schoolhouse. When 
she was ten years old she was taken back to Ohio with her father's 
family, where because of her environment, she learned to depend 
upon herself and to make her own pleasures out of the simple 
country Hfe. At the age of seventeen she was married to John 
Stalter in Wyandot County. The young couple made their 
home in Ohio until 1858, when they went by rail and by boat to 
Franklin County, Kansas. They Uved on the ranch of John 
Brown, the noted aboUtionist. On Brown's last trip through 
Kansas, he and a companion called one night at the Stalter home. 
They were on the way to the home of Brown's brother-in-law, 
Horace Day, who lived a half-mile away. During these troublous 
times, while her husband was away fighting the border rufiians, 
Jane was caring for her home, her family, and the ranch. In 1861 
when she had charge of affairs — her husband fighting in the state 
militia on the Missouri and Kansas line — grasshoppers completely 
destroyed the crops. While they yet lived in FrankHn County, 
they had also to contend with the ravages of fire, which wiped out 
their home and its contents. In 1871 with their five Hving chil- 
dren — three being left behind in the Httle graveyard — they 
moved to Cowley County by wagon to take up frontier Hfe in 
southern Kansas. Here occasional hardships were interspersed 
with much good fortune, for they were successful in accumulating 
land and live stock, and owned a ranch famed for miles around. 
Prosperity was theirs for some fifteen years, but in 1886-7, when 
money matters took a bad turn, they lost all their property. How- 
ever, they were a solace one to the other, for Jane Stalter was no 
weak, dependent woman, but one who possessed a brave, noble, and 
unselfish nature that knew no failure. Thoroughly Christian, she 
was a leader whether in church, school, or temperance movements. 
Because of her untiring industry and her noble Christian character, 
she never failed to command the respect of those with whom she 
mingled. Five years of her later life were spent in Woodward 
County, Oklahoma. Thence the couple moved to Pacific Grove, 
CaHfornia, where in 1909 death claimed her, and where her hus- 
band still lives. 



76 BRYANT GENEALOGY 

104 

Joanna Bryant/ (SamueP [63], David,^ Simeon,^ Corne- 
lius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornells^), b. Apr. 2, 1840, near Lowell, 
Lake Co., Ind.; m. Sept. 10, 1862, at Valparaiso, Ind., to 
Edwin Ruthven Beebe, who was b. Nov. 30, 1835, in Tomp- 
kins Co., N. Y.; son of Samuel Clark Beebe and Currence 
Benedict Gregg. He d. May 14, 1906, at Princeton, Wis. 

Children: 

268. I. Joanna Belle Beebe, b. Oct. 8, 1878; educated in 

Princeton, Wis., and at Ripon (Wis.) College. 
Fond of reading; teacher of high school sub- 
jects in various towns of Wisconsin and Min- 
nesota; successful in her line of work. When 
family Uved in Chicago — earlier — she was 
proof-reader. 

269. II. Edwin Hubert Beebe, b. Nov. 7, 1881 ; m. Mary Sul- 

livan -{- 

270. III. lone Currence Beebe, b. Aug. 30, 1883, was educated 

in Princeton, Wis., the town of her birth. 
Later took business course in Chicago and has 
since been employed as stenographer in 
Ripon, Wis., and Princeton. Earlier she had 
been type-setter in her father's printing office. 

When Joanna Bryant was an infant her mother died and she was 
left to the care of her uncle Elias Bryant, with whom she Hved until 
she was twelve years of age. Her early education was gained in a 
log schoolhouse about a half-mile from her home and her first 
teacher was Hon. Martin Wood, of Crown Point. When she was 
twelve years old, her uncle and aunt both having died, she went to 
Valparaiso to Uve with her half-brother Ross Bryant, with whom 
she made her home until her marriage to Edwin Ruthven Beebe, a 
printer. In 1863 Mr. and Mrs. Beebe moved to Chicago where they 
lived near Halsted and Twelfth streets. Chicago, in those days 
before the great fire, did not bear much resemblance to the metrop- 
olis of to-day. A walk of three miles to the post-office was neces- 
sary when they wanted the mail. A public hydrant on the street 
corner was the only source of water supply. There were few street- 



SEVENTH GENERATION 77 

cars, an old-fashioned omnibus making the run to the business sec- 
tion. Farther to the south and west of where they lived was 
nothing but marsh and uninhabited lowlands. In 1864 they moved 
to Orchard Grove, Indiana, where they Hved on a farm for four 
years. They then went back to Valparaiso, where Mr. Beebe was 
employed as a printer. In May, 1872, they moved to Lowell, 
Indiana, and commenced the publication of the Lowell Star, the 
first paper ever published in Lowell. Several years later Mr. Beebe 
moved his paper to Crown Point, Indiana, where it became the 
Lake County Star, still one of the prominent papers of the county. 
In 1878 Mr. Beebe disposed of his business interests in Crown Point 
and soon after moved to Princeton, Wisconsin. Here he soon 
became the editor of the Princeton Repubhc, and the family 
remained there until 1899 when they moved to Chicago. After 
two years they returned to Princeton, which again became the 
family home until Mr. Beebe's death in 1906. The following fall 
Mrs. Beebe moved to Ripon, Wisconsin, where her son and her 
daughter lone were employed. After two years she returned to the 
home in Princeton, Wisconsin, where she still lives. In early Hfe 
she became a member of the Presbyterian church and has always 
been loyal in her support of her church and devoted to her home. 



105 

Zebulon Cooper,^ (Mary^ [65], David,^ Simeon,* Cornelius,^ 
Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornelis^),b. Nov. 2, 1813, near VanBuren, 
Washington Co. ; Pa. ; d. Aug. 5, 1893 ; m. Feb., 1845, ^t Waynes- 
burg, Pa., Saraji Nicely, who was b. July 7, 1824; dau. of 
Jacob Nicely and Elizabeth McFarland. 

Children: 

271. I. George Nicely Cooper, b. July 25, 1847; i^- Emma 

Ainsworth. Res., Pomona, Kan. 

272. II. Arabella Cooper, b. June 2, 1849; m. Thomas 

Mitchell Sellars-h 

273. Ill, Isadore Cooper, b. June 2, 1849; i^- John A. 

Downey-F 

274. IV. David Bryant Cooper, b. Oct. 12, 1850; m. Harriet 

A. Lewis + 



78 BRYANT GENEALOGY 

275. V. Mary Etta Cooper, b. Jan. 21, 1853; m. Marvin M. 

Roberts + 

276. VI. Eugene Norton Cooper, b. Apr. 15, 1854; m. Anna 

Wagner + 

277. VII. Elizabeth A. Cooper, b. Feb. 2, 1856; d. Apr. 9, 1856. 

278. VIII. Charles W. Cooper, b. May i, 1858; d. Apr. 13, 1872. 
279 IX. Ralph D. Cooper, b. Dec. 23, i860; d. Feb. i, 1872. 

Zebulon Cooper resided in Washington County, Pennsylvania, 
until the fall of 1863, when he removed with his family to Rochelle, 
IlHnois, where they remained until March, 1864, when he located 
on a farm near Winfield, Iowa, where he remained until 1876, when 
the pioneer spirit again took possession of him and he removed to 
Miami County, Kansas. In 1885 he moved to Ottawa, Kansas. 
He followed agriculture as an occupation. In pohtics he was a 
Republican; in religious faith a Presbyterian. He was an extensive 
reader, a well-informed man of sterling integrity of character, and 
esteemed by all who knew him. He is buried in Ottawa, Kansas. 
His wife is still living, at the advanced age of eighty-nine years. 

106 

Catherine Cooper,^ (Mary^ [65], David,^ Simeon,^ Corne- 
lius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornelis/), b. Apr. 20, 181 5, near Van 
Buren, Washington Co., Pa.; d. Mar. 8, 1892; buried in Win- 
field, Iowa; m. Jan. i, 1837, Harvey Gamble or GAMBELL,who 
was b. Jan. 24, 1815, in Shelby, Ohio; d. Dec. 18, 1868, at 
Winfield, Iowa. He was an elder in the Presbyterian church of 
Winfield, Iowa. He wiU long be remembered as a dignified, 
upright citizen, an honored christian gentleman. 

Children: 

280. I. John Cooper Gamble, b. Oct. 3, 1837; m. Margaret 

Fulton + 

281. II. Sylvanus Cooper Gamble, b. Dec. 14, 1839; d. in 

the service of his country in the Civil War. 

282. HI. Leroy Gamble, b. Sept. 25, 1842; m. Elizabeth A. 

Cone+ 

283. IV. Charles White Gamble, b. May 8, 1847; m. Kate 

Adelaide Haight+ 



SEVENTH GENERATION 79 

Obituary published in Winfield, Iowa, weekly paper: " Catherine 
Cooper Gamble was the second child of a family of twelve children, 
six of whom survive her. On January i, 1837, at her home in 
Pennsylvania, she was united in marriage to Harvey Gamble, well 
known in this vicinity for his noble and consistent Christian char- 
acter and example, and affectionaUy remembered for his many dis- 
interested efforts on behalf of those who were in trouble, sorrow, 
and bereavement. Her husband preceded her to glory twenty-three 
years ago. Immediately after her marriage she and her husband 
moved to Shelby, Ohio, where they Hved until 1845, when they 
moved back to Washington County, Pennsylvania. The next 
removal was to Iowa, where, with the exception of two years, the 
deceased has Hved on the farm where she died. Her death took 
place on Tuesday, March 8, 1892, at the residence of her son John 
C. At the age of seventeen years she made a profession of her 
faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, and for the long period of threescore 
years has been a humble and faithful follower of her Divine Master. 
She was of Puritan origin and always prided herself on the fact, 
tracing her ancestry back to the Pilgrim Fathers who landed on 
Plymouth Rock. A firm adherent of the doctrines and government 
of the Presbyterian church, she has been in communion with it all 
her Christian life. 

"Catherine Gamble was well known to nearly all in this vicinity, 
and those who were well acquainted with her will bear out the 
writer of this obituary in saying that she was one who studiously 
avoided making known her good deeds while she Hved and who 
would not wish to be praised when she is dead. Some points in 
her character, however, we should mention for the imitation of those 
who survive. Her rehgion was unobtrusive, though her faith was 
unwavering; and she showed its reaHty rather in her Hfe than in her 
words. Her piety was grounded on humiHty; her hope, through 
the merits of her Redeemer was as 'an anchor of the soul, sure and 
steadfast.' She preferred to commune with her own heart, and in 
her chamber; and by applying herself to God's Word and to prayer, 
she sought, as instructed by the Psalmist, to cleanse her ways. 
In the transactions of Hfe she thought and spoke and acted as in 
the sight of God. Just and true in all her deaHngs, she endeavored 
to do her duty in that sphere of Hfe into which it had pleased God 
to call her. To the poor she was liberal and kind, to the bereaved 



8o BRYANT GENEALOGY 

and afiiicted, sympathetic and helpful. She was always ready, 
according to her ability, to lend a helping hand to those who were 
in trouble, and the families in this community are not few in num- 
ber who have been blessed by her presence when sickness or death 
invaded their homes. In her the neighborhood has lost a most use- 
ful example, the church one of its most consistent members, her 
family a valued and beloved relative, the poor a true friend, and the 
world an honest and a good woman. 

"Although a great sufferer for months her sun did at last go down 
without a cloud and she passed out of time into eternity without 
a struggle. Jesus was to her soul as a morning without clouds, and 
gave her a peaceful end. "Mark the perfect man and behold the 
upright, for the end of that man is peace." By her own request the 
funeral services were held at the residence of her son John C, and 
were conducted by her former pastor, Rev. James B. Butter, now 
of Blairstown, Iowa, assisted by Rev. David McEwan, pastor of 
Presbyterian Church of Winfield. Despite the inclement nature 
of the weather the services were largely attended, and the long pro- 
cession that followed the remains to the cemetery east of town was 
but one more testimony to the esteem in which she was held. B . " 



107 

David Bryant Cooper/ (Mary^ [65], David,^ Simeon,^ 
Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornelis^), b. Apr. 30, 181 7, near 
Washington, Pa.; d. June 22, 1891; m. Apr. 11, 1839, Hannah 
DiLLE, who was b. June 10, 1823, Washington, Pa.; dau. of 
Ezra DiUe and Mary McFarland. 

Children: 

284. I. Mary Jane Cooper, b. Jan. 5, 1840; m. John Leach4- 

285. II. Milton Dille Cooper, b. May 11, 1842; unm. He 

is in the real estate and stock business, and 
mining. He is a staunch Republican; is 
chairman of county central committee. Res., 
Choteau, Mont.; Hved for a time in Chicago, 
111. 

286. III. Hester Ellen Cooper, b. Aug. 25, 1844; m. Andrew 

M. Vance + 



SEVENTH GENERATION 8i 

287. IV. Oliver Goldsmith Cooper, b. Dec. 4, 1846; m. 

Amanda Downing + 

288. V. Emma Thrisa Cooper, b. May 11, 1849; ^- James 

Concannon + 

289. VI. Frank Darwin Cooper, b. Apr. 6, 1851; m. Alice 

Green + 

290. VII. Linnie Brown Cooper, b. June 10, 1854; m. Jasper 

E. Mount + 

291. VIII. Ida Arabelle Cooper, b. Feb. 4, 1857; m. James 

Brown + 

292. IX. Charles White Cooper, b. Apr. 4, 1858; m. Mary 

Combs + 

293. X. Edwin Stanton Cooper, b. October 28, 1861; m. 

October 14, 1903, at Appleton, Wis., Kittie 
Studley, dau. of Dr. WilUam Harrison 
Studley, who was b. in Bridgeport, Conn., 
and CaroHne Louise Heath, b. in Wanhouse 
Point, Conn. She was a "Daughter of the 
Revolution" and a "Colonial Dame." Dr. 
Studley was graduated an Episcopal clergy- 
man from Trinity College, New Haven, 
Conn., after which he attended Rush Med- 
ical College in Chicago, 111., and graduated 
from the College of Physicians and Surgeons in 
New York City. Dr. Edwin S. Cooper is a 
graduate of the Missouri Medical College of 
St. Louis, and of Belleview College of New 
York City. Politically he is a Republican, 
"but votes for the best man." Mrs. Cooper 
was educated in New York City, became a 
member of St. James' Episcopal Church, 
although she says at heart she is a member of 
all churches. Dr. Cooper has an extensive 
practice in Almond, Wis. 

"Mr. David Bryant Cooper received a Hberal education in the 
schools of Washington County, Pennsylvania, and remained on the 
farm until twenty-one years of age, when he engaged in merchandis- 
ing with his older brother Zebulon at Washington, Pennsylvania, 



82 BRYANT GENEALOGY 

and there continued for two years. He then sold out and purchased 
a farm, after which he engaged in agricultural pursuits. In 1850 
our subject sold his farm and moved to Lee County, Iowa, where 
he farmed and also speculated in land. In the spring of 1857 he 
sold out and moved to Scotland County, Missouri, where he pur- 
chased the large tract of land he owned until his death. He was 
school director while in Iowa and was elected clerk of the elec- 
tions. In 1862 he was elected county judge, and after two years 
when all other officers were thrown out he was appointed by Gov- 
ernor Gamble, and at the next general election was re-elected by 
the people and served eight years. He was a Repubhcan and a 
worthy and enterprising citizen." (History of Scotland County, 
Missouri, 1887.) 

Copied from a Memphis journal: "Judge David B. Cooper died 
of paralysis at his home in this city, Monday, June 2 2d, 1891, after 
a brief illness, aged 74 years, i month and 22 days. He was a man 
of sterling integrity and worth, whose word was as good as his bond, 
and his friendship was an honor to all on whom it was bestowed. 
He was one of nature's noblemen, a born gentleman, with a great, 
big, generous heart, always thoughtful of others, brave, honest, 
truthful, generous and straightforward. In the home he was a 
kind and devoted husband, an indulgent father, an excellent 
neighbor, and, as a citizen of the town and county he was highly 
esteemed and respected, and ranked among the foremost and best. 
Therefore, in tendering the bereaved family our sincere sympathy 
in their deep afHic^ion, we simply voice the sentiment of a very 
large circle of friends and acquaintances. The funeral services were 
conducted by Rev. C. L. Hogue at the family residence in this city, 
today, at 10 a. m., after which all that is mortal of our old-time 
friend was tenderly and lovingly laid to rest in the Memphis 
cemetery." 



108 

Jane Cooper,^ (Mary^ [65], David,^ Simeon,^ Cornelius,^ 
Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornells^), b. Feb. 27, 1819, near Van 
Buren, Washington Co., Pa.; d. Jan. 8, 1849; m. Apr. 18, 1839, 
Thomas Hanna, b. Oct. 7, 1816, Prosperity, Pa., son of John 
Vance Hanna and Lydia McCollum. Mr. Hanna was an 




CAROLINE C. VAILE 



SEVENTH GENERATION 83 

influential citizen in the community in which he lived; a valu- 
able member of the Presbyterian Church. Died May 8, 1895, 
at Connellsville, Pa. Mrs. Jane Hanna died in early woman- 
hood at the age of thirty, leaving a young family as follows : 

Children: 

294. I. Adeline Hanna, b. Jan. 18, 1840; m. John Vance 

Sniith+ 

295. II. Clarriet Hanna, b. Aug. 19, 1841; m. Bayard Blachly 

Lindly+ 

296. III. Mary Ellen Hanna, b. Dec. 21, 1843; ^^- Demas 

Lindly McVay+ 

297. IV. John Walker Hanna, b. Sept. 23, 1846; m. Carohne 

Elizabeth Duncan -|- 

298. V. Jane Hanna, b. Dec. 14, 1848; m. Frank D. Kelley-f- 

109 

Mary Cooper,^ (Mary*^ [65], David,^ Simeon,^ Cornelius,^ 
Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornells^), b. Feb. 23, 1821; m. John 
Atkinson; he d. in the early sixties. Mrs. Atkinson resided in 
Washington, Penna., where she reared her family of four sons. 
She d. at the home of her son Charles in La Cygne, Kan., Sept. 
II, 1889. 

Children: 

299. I. David Bryant Atkinson, b ; d. in infancy. 

300. 11. Charles Cooper Atkinson, b. Feb. 8, 1841; m. 

(ist) Amelia Chapin4-(2nd) Margaret Sellars-|- 

301. III. Edwin Stanton Atkinson, b ; d 

302. IV. Dorwin Erasmus Atkinson, b ; d 

no 

Sarah Cooper,^ (Mary^ [65], David,^ Simeon,^ Cornelius,^ 
Pieter CorneUsse,^ Cornehs^), b. Dec. 20, 1822, at Van Buren, 
Washington Co., Pa.; m. Nov. 11, 1841, Ralph Vankhik, 
son of Arthur Vankirk and Elizabeth Parkinson, who was b. 
Dec. 27, 181 5; d. Jan. i, 1890. Mrs. Vankirk resides in 
Washington, Pa., and is an intelligent, capable woman and in 



84 BRYANT GENEALOGY 

good health at her advanced age of 90 years. She is a loyal 
Methodist. 

Children: 

303. I. Charles Cooper Vankirk, b. Oct. 10, 1842; m , 

1868, Elizabeth F. Gamble + 

304. II. Addison Vankirk, b. Oct. 6, 1844; d. April 6, 1845. 

305. III. Mary Jane Vankirk, b. Oct. 10, 1846; m. George W. 

McElree+ 

306. VI. Elizabeth Ellen Vankirk, b. June 27, 1849; i^i- Dec. 

28, 1905, in Washington, Pa., John M. Wey- 
gandt, who was b. in Nottingham Twp., 
Washington Co., Pa., son of Isaac Weygandt 
and Susanna Swickard. Res., near Wash- 
ington, Pa. 

112 

Elizabeth Cooper^ (Mary*^ [65], David/ Simeon,^ Corne- 
lius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ CorneUs^), b. Sept. 29, 1826; d. Apr. 
27, 1901; m. Nov. 6, 1845, ii63,r Prosperity, Pa., to John 
Nelson Day, who was b. Feb. 8, 1819, at Ninevah, Green Co., 
Pa., son of Stephen Day and Sarah Jolly. He d. May 5, 1855, 
and was buried at Prosperity, Pa. Elizabeth was b. near Van 
Buren, Washington Co., Pa. Her life was mostly spent in 
Washington Co., Pa. However, her later years were spent 
with her sons at Klemme, Iowa, where she d. and was buried. 
In religion a Presbyterian. 

Children: 

307. I. Morris Reverdy Day, b. Aug. 11, 1846; m. Dora 

Elder+ 

308. II. Mary Lavinia Day, b. Dec. 19, 1848, at Ninevah, 

Green Co., Pa.; m. Dec. 27, 1883, in Washing- 
ton, Pa., to William Hockley, who was b. 
May 28, 1844, at Godalmining, Surrey, Eng., 

son of Thomas Hockley and Cort. In 

pohtics a Republican; in religion a Presby- 
terian; Res., 302 Duncan Ave., Washington, 
Pa. 



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SEVENTH GENERATION 85 

309. III. Stephen Beveridge Day, b. June 26, 1851; m. Ida 
Alice Robbins. Res., Lynden, Wash. 

113 

Caroline Cooper^ (Mary^ [65], David,^ Simeon,^ Cornelius,^ 

Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornells^), b. June 27, 1828, near Washing- 
ton, Pa.; m. May 23, 1848, Edward Gallatin Vaile, who was 
b. Mar. 2, 1827, near Prosperity, Pa.; d. May 30, 1895. He 
was the son of Leonard Vaile and Mary Lindley Minton. 

Children: 

Mary Elizabeth Vaile, b. April 28, 1849; unm.+ 

Clara E. Vaile, b. Jan. 9, 1851; m. Miles Joseph 

Braiden + 
Susan Maria Vaile, b. Aug. 8, 1852; m. Charles Edwin 

Cort+ 
Anna EHza Vaile, b. Apr. 13, 1854; m. Byron Hall+ 
Emma Caroline Vaile, b. Mar. 13, 1864; m. Eugene 

L. Cole+ 
315. VI. Edward Leonard Vaile, b. Nov. 4, 1868; m. Maude 

Eggert+ 

Caroline Vaile, possessing energy, enterprise, and the pioneer 
spirit of her ancestors, left a home of comfort and plenty, willing to 
share with her husband in giving their young lives to aid in building 
up a new country on the prairies of northern Illinois. They 
arrived in Lane (Rochelle), Ogle County, Illinois, in October, 
1853, three months before the completion of the North Western 
Railroad through to the Mississippi River. The Blackhawk War 
had cleared that region of the savage, but wild animals were not 
uncommon. Mr. Vaile had made a previous trip and purchased a 
farm which later proved to be one of the richest and most highly 
cultivated farms in the state, one and a half miles from Rochelle. 
Here they continued to reside until the death of Mr. Vaile in 1895, 
when Mrs. Vaile with her daughter Mary left the farm home with 
its cherished memories and took up residence in Rochelle where she 
still resides in remarkable strength of mind and body at the age of 
eighty-six years (1913). During their early pioneer days religious 
privileges were few. Colporteurs went occasionally through the 
country holding meetings and distributing missionary tracts. The 



86 BRYANT GENEALOGY 

Vaile home was the place of these meetings, and the well-known 
hospitality of Mr. and Mrs. Vaile was always extended to these 
bible agents. This worthy couple constituted a part of the first 
church society organized in the village of Lane. Services were 
first held in the homes, then in a car, stationed for the purpose; 
later a log schoolhouse was used, which had previously been a 
flouring mill. At this schoolhouse in September, 1854, a committee 
from the presbytery of Chicago organized a Presbyterian church in 
the town of Lane, later renamed Rochelle. A church was erected 
in 1857, replaced by a larger one in 1874. Mr. Vaile had a promi- 
nent part in the erection of these church buildings and in sustaining 
the best interests of the church. In poHtics he was Democratic 
until after attending a Lincoln-Douglas political debate previous 
to the Civil War. He then became a stanch Repubhcan; always 
deeply interested in the politics of his country; never willing, how- 
ever, to hold any important ofiice. He was the son of Leonard 
Vaile,^ a native of Winhall, Bennington County, Vermont, and 
Mary Minton, of Washington County, Pennsylvania, b. 1808, d. 
1884. Leonard Vaile,^ in early manhood went to Washington 
County, Pennsylvania, where he taught school until after his mar- 
riage, when he became a merchant in Prosperity, Pennsylvania. He 
was the son of Edward Vaile^ of Upton, Massachusetts, b. 1774, 
d. 1859, who married Lois Perham of Chelmsford and Upton, 
Massachusetts, b. 1777, d. 1855, who has a long line of Perham 
ancestry extending into England. Edward Vaile^ was the twelfth 
child of Edward Vaile^ and Mary Oberton, whom he married in 
1772 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts. This 
Edward^ was born October 20, 1746. His parents Hved in Boston 
at the time of a great fever, to which both were victims. Edward 
Vaile served in the Continental army in the war of the Revolu- 
tion, enHsting at Upton, Massachusetts, and furnishing his own 
fire-arms. He served under Captain B. Reed. His miHtary ser- 
vice is on record in the Secretary's office in the state of Massa- 
chusetts. The Vaile coat of arms is in the British Museum in 
London, England. The name on this coat of arms is spelled Vaile. 
This is mentioned because the name appears with other spellings, 
Mary Lindley Minton,^ the mother of Edward Gallatin Vaile, 
was the daughter of Mathias Minton of Morristown, New Jersey, 
b. 1783, and Sarah Lindley,^ b. 1786, daughter of Caleb Lindley,* 




JOSEPH BRYANT 



SEVENTH GENERATION 87 

who was the son of John Lindley,^ son of John Lindley^ of Morris- 
town, New Jersey, born about 1666, who was the son of Francis 
Lindley,^ the emigrant ancestor who came to Connecticut in 1639. 
Francis^ married Susanna Culpepper. Caleb Lindley, grandfather 
of Mary Minton, served in the Continental army during the Revolu- 
tion; enlisted in 1776, Captain Joseph Horton's company; military 
record in office of Adjutant General, Trenton, New Jersey. Caro- 
line Vaile is a member of the Daughters of the Revolution. Both 
of her grandfathers served in the war of the Revolution. 

114 

Charles White Cooper'' (Mary^ [65], David,^ Simeon,* 
Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornelis^), b. Mar. 18, 1830, 
near Washington, Pa.; d. May 10, 1886, at Middletown, N. Y.; 
m. Aug. 17, 1858, at New Brunswick, N. J., Sarah F. Duy- 
CKiNCK, who was b. Aug. 28, 1828; d. Sept. 24, 1876, in Bound 
Brook, N. J. She was the dau. of James Duyckinck and 
Margaret Post. M. (2nd) Charlotte Elizabeth Hunt, dau. 
of Rev. HoUoway W. Hunt of New Brunswick, N. J. She d. 
Feb. 18, 1906. She was secretary of the Woman's Foreign 
Missionary Society of the Presbytery of Hudson. 

Children: 

316. I. Mary Duyckinck Cooper, b. July 2, 1862; m. Frank 

M. Cummings -|- 

317. n. Charles Bryant Cooper, b. Nov. 19, 1864; m. Kather- 

ine Christie McGrew -\- 

318. HI. Haviland Cooper died in infancy. 

Charles W. Cooper was educated at West Alexandria Academy, 
Pennsylvania, graduated at theological school at Princeton, N. J. 
Entered as a junior, 1847, Washington and Jefferson College. In 
185 1 he graduated. In a historical address by Prof. A. H. Mc- 
Caughey of Erie, Pennsylvania, Charles Cooper was pronounced 
"the best looking man in the class. Pure-minded, warm-hearted, 
strong and faithful in his friendships — with few faults except that 
unusual one of not thinking as highly of himself as he ought to 
think — he was one whom we all loved heartily." This same his- 
tory states he is related not remotely to America's most famous 



88 BRYANT GENEALOGY 

novelist, J. Fenimore Cooper. In 1849-50 he studied law at 
Steubenville, Ohio. In September, 1851, he entered Princeton 
Theological Seminary as a student, and after a full course of study 
graduated there in May, 1854. Licensed to preach, his first charge 
was in Pontiac, Michigan. His next charge was the Huntingdon 
South Church, Babylon, Long Island, a relation which he sus- 
tained for twelve years. In 1870 he took charge of Marlborough 
Church on the Hudson River, where he remained until his death. 
It was his privilege while pastor at Marlborough to receive at one 
time 74 members into the church. The Duyckinck family records 
with coat of arms are found in the Armoral at The Hague, Hol- 
land, published about the twelfth century. 



115 

John C. Cooper'^ (Mary^ [65], David,^ Simeon,^ Cornelius,^ 
Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornelis/), b. Feb. 11, 1832, near Washing- 
ton, Pa.; m. Sept. 27, i860, at Jefferson, Tex., Lucy M. 
Harris, dau. of Frank Harris and Martha Freeman. She was 
b. Feb. 23, 1843, at Montgomery, Ala.; d. at Carrollton, Mo., 
Aug. 30, 1882. 

Children: 

319. I. St. Cloud Cooper, b. July 13, 1861; m. Dora Hud- 

son + 

320. 11. Maude Cooper, b. Dec. i, 1863; m. Eugene W. 

Brown-F 

321. III. Texiana Cooper, b. Sept. 25, 1868; m. Stuart War- 

ner -j- 

322. IV. r Hattie Scott Cooper, b. Oct. 5, 1873; i^- Russell 
Twins 1 M. Kneisley-H 

323. V. L Harry Bryant Cooper, b. Oct. 5, 1873; m. Florence 

Thomas -|- 

Dr. John C. Cooper was reared on a farm. His early education 
was obtained in the common schools; he afterward attended the 
academy of West Alexandria, Virginia. He then read medicine 
with Dr. Warren Blachly and Dr. Thomas McKennan of Washing- 
ton, Pennsylvania. He was a graduate of the Pennsylvania 
Medical University at Philadelphia. He took a post-graduate 



SEVENTH GENERATION 89 

course in New Orleans. In 1856 he located in Jefferson, Texas. 
When the Civil War broke out he enHsted in the First Texas 
Partisan Rangers, and served as surgeon in the Confederate army 
during the war. In 1867 he moved with his wife and family to 
Carrollton, Missouri, where he still resides. Dr. Cooper is now 
past 80 years of age, tall and straight, with a gentlemanly bearing 
and a professional, dignified appearance. 

118 

Joseph Bryant^ (Simeon^ [66], David,^ Simeon,^ Cornelius,^ 
Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornelis^), b. Aug. 20, 1834, in Ohio; d. 
July 27, 1875; m. Dec. 8, 1859, Mary Lane, who d. Oct. 23, 
1887. 

Children: 

324. I. Harriett Bryant, b. Oct. 18, i860; m. E. S. Irwin+ 



325 
326 

327 
328 



II. Simeon Bryant, b. Apr. 11, 1862. 

III. Schuyler Bryant, b. Jan. 30, 1863. 

IV. Adeline Bryant, b. Aug. 31, 1865; d. Oct. 30, i< 
V. Maryette Bryant, b. Dec. 3, 1868; d. Dec. 3, 1884. 



119 

Margaret J. Bryant^ (Simeon^ [66], David,^ Simeon,* 
Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornelis^), b. Apr. 16, 1837; m. 
Feb. II, 1858, Dr. John King Blackstone, son of William 
Blackstone and Julia Doddridge of Athens, Ohio. He was b. 
Feb. 12, 1827; d. Jan. 28, 1898. 

Children: 

329. I. Infant, b. Dec. 26, 1858; d. Dec. 28, 1858. 

330. II. WiUiam Bryant Blackstone, b. Feb. 8, i860; m. 

Lou Smith + 

331. HI. John King Blackstone, b. May 29, 1862; m. Ella 

Judson Hawkins+ 

332. IV. Lillian Elizabeth Blackstone, b. July i, 1870; d. 

Nov. 21, 1900+ 

333. IV. Benjamin E. Blackstone, b. Jan. 4, 1876; attended 

high school, Hebron, Ind., after which he 
spent two years at medical school in St. Louis, 
Mo. Res., Hebron, Ind. 



90 BRYANT GENEALOGY 

Margaret was the first white girl born in Boone Township, Lake 
County, Indiana, and grew to womanhood on the old farm. Her 
parents often repeated their early experiences with the Indians. 
Once in the absence of her father the old Chief Shawne-Quoke came 
to the home, took a piece of chalk, made a circle on the floor, and 
said in the Indian language that for five miles around belonged to 
the Indians and ordered her to leave, threatening to kill her with 
a butcher knife, saying *'Kin-a-bode" (kill you) if she did not 
leave at once. He approached her with the uplifted knife when 
her scream aroused two large dogs that were near by. They 
attacked the Indian, thus defeating his murderous intention. At 
another time in the absence of the family the Indians came and 
were trying her father's gun and inspecting things in general. 
Catherine Sadoris, the maid, came home while they were there. 
Just as she came around the corner of the house an Indian raised 
the gun to look through it; the girl, supposing that he intended to 
shoot her, ran for her life. The Indians told the family of the inci- 
dent upon their return and she was not found until the next day, 
when she said she supposed that the family had all been slain. 
She stated that in the night seven deer came near to her, but she 
felt no fear except of the Indians. Ordinarily the Indians were 
civil and peaceful and gave but little trouble. At her father's 
home the first Methodist meeting was held and a society was 
organized in 1837 in Hebron, Indiana. She is a member of the 
Methodist Episcopal church and for many years gave valuable 
service to the Sunday school but has now given her place to the 
younger workers. 

Dr. J, K. Blackstone graduated from the Western Reserve 
Medical College, of Cleveland, Ohio, in 1848. He practiced his 
profession in several places in Ohio, and in June, 1856, he located in 
Hebron, Indiana, where he resided until his death. Dr. Blackstone 
served in the Mexican War. He was appointed second lieutenant 
of the Ohio Volunteers, First Brigade, Twenty-second Division, of 
the mihtia of the state. He was the youngest commissioned 
officer of the army. His commission was signed June 4, 1846, by 
Governor Samuel Galloway and Secretary of State M. Barley. 
Dr. Blackstone served in the Civil War, was appointed captain 
Company E, Ninth Regiment of the Indiana Volunteer Militia, at 
Indianapolis, the first day of September, 1861. November i, he 




JAMES E BRYANT 



SEVENTH GENERATION 91 

was appointed regimental surgeon of the same company. He 
organized the above company. 



120 

James Edmund Bryant"^ (Simeon*^ [66], David,^ Simeon,'^ 
Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornelis^), b. Mar. 5, 1839; d. 
July 23, 1903; m. Apr. 27, 1872, Sarah S. Pratt, who d. Feb. 
23, 1907. 

Children: 

334. I. William Pratt Bryant, b. 1872; d. 1874. 

335. II. Nellie M. Bryant, b. June 11, 1874; res., Chicago, 111. 

336. III. Florence Bryant, b. Sept. 12, 1889; res., Chicago, 111. 

Florence possesses fine musical talent. She 
excels as a vioHnist. She studied music for 
several years in Berlin, Germany. 

Mr. Bryant was one who responded to his country's call in 1862 
and enlisted in Company I, Fifth Indiana Cavalry, in which he 
served nearly three years. During this time he was a prisoner 
seven months in Anderson ville, having been captured at Sunshine 
Church, Georgia. After the war he was appointed postmaster and 
served twelve years. He owned a farm of five hundred acres 
adjoining the town of Hebron, Indiana, and a farm of one hundred 
sixty acres in Kansas. He was a Methodist. His daughters Nellie 
and Florence are in Berlin, Germany, where Florence is studying 
music, her specialty being the vioKn. 

121 

David L. Bryant^ (Simeon^ [66], David,^ Simeon,^ Corne- 
lius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornelis,^), b. Apr. 20, 1841, in Hebron, 
Ind.; d. June 17, 1902, at Las Vegas, N. M.; m. 1867, Ruth 
A. Barney, who was b. Aug. 9, 1843, Rotterdam, N. Y.; d. 
. . . . , 1904. David Bryant served in the Civil War, Company 
E, Ninth Indiana Volunteers, enlisting at the beginning of the 
war and serving until the close. He was a very successful 
farmer. Mrs. Bryant was a teacher for many years before her 
marriage. 



92 BRYANT GENEALOGY 

Children: 

337. I. Elizabeth R. Bryant, res., Elk City, Kan. 

338. II. Mathew D. Bryant, res., Elgin, Kan. 

339. III. William C. Bryant. 

Mr. Bryant bought a farm near Elk City, Kansas, and lived there 
for many years; was a successful farmer and stock-raiser. 



122 

Elias Bryant^ (Simeon^ [66], David,^ Simeon,^ Cornelius,^ 
Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornelis/), b. Mar. 5, 1843, ^^ar Hebron, 

Ind.; m. Nov , 1867, Fannie Adams, b. Sept. 27, 1851, 

dau. of George Adams and Laurentine Wattles, of Blue Island, 
111. Mr. Adams served in the Civil War. 

Children: 

340. I. Julia Bryant, b. Oct. 7, 1868; m. Hodson Morrow -f 

341. 11. Emma Bryant, b. July 10, 187 1; m. John Melvin 

Morrow + 

342. III. Laurentine Bryant, b. Sept. 5, 1873. She is a 

graduate of Hebron high school. She attended 
University of Valparaiso after which she 
taught school. Later purchased a millinery 
business in Hebron. 

343. IV. Edmund E. Bryant, b. May 12, 1877; m. Eva Gil- 

son + 

344. V. Margaret Bryant, b. Mar. 8, 1884; m. Apr. 12, 1905, 

Charles E. Lightfoot. Mrs. Lightfoot was 
appointed postmistress of Leroy, Ind., July 
II, 1911. Mr. Lightfoot is a barber by trade. 
He is a member of the M. E. ch. 

345. VI. George Harold Bryant, b. Apr. 12, 1887. 

346. VII. Myra Lillian Bryant, b. July 31, 1895, ^^ Hebron, 

Ind. She is a musical student. 

Elias Bryant was born on the farm which his father purchased 
from the government, and has in his possession the deed dated June 
25, 1841, and signed by President John Tyler. The house was 
built from timbers hewn from the native forest and its framework is 
still used for the present home. The Indians were friendly; 





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Simeon, his father, had always treated them kindly and was wilHng 
to trade grain or whatever he had for their fish and some articles 
they had for sale. When under the influence of liquor they were 
troublesome. In politics Mr. Bryant is a Republican. The old 
homestead holds many sacred memories. Here occurred many of 
the births, marriages, and deaths of the family. An illustration 
of the old house accompanies this sketch. Residence, Hebron, 
Indiana. 



124 

Isaac Bryant^ (David^ [67], David,^ Simeon,^ Cornelius,^ 

Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornelis,^), b. Mar. 29, 1823; d 

1850; m. Amelia Carter. 

Children: 

347. I. Rachel Bryant; m. James Anderson; died within a 

few years, leaving one son: 

348. I. William Bryant. 

349. II. Nancy Bryant; m. Jacob Piatt; moved to Kansas, 

where she still lives, having raised a large 
familv. 

125 

Nancy Bryant^ (David^ [67], David,^ Simeon,^ Cornelius,^ 
Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornelis,^), b. Sept. 25, 1825, near Wyan- 
dot, Ohio; d. July 24, 1913; m. May 22, 1854, William Fisher, 
who was b. June 9, 1825, near Schenectady, N. Y., the son 
of I Alexander Fisher, who was b. in Ayr, Scotland, and Agnes 
Brown, b. in Paisley, Scotland. 

Children: 

350. I. David A. Fisher, b. Mar. 13, 1855; i^- Elizabeth 

Bliss + 

351. II. Arabella F. Fisher, b. Sept. 21, 1857; m. Charles W. 

Hayward+ ^ 

352. III. Ida E. Fisher, b. Mar. 7, i860; unm.+ 

353. IV. Mary J. Fisher, b. Mar. 4, 1864; d. Feb. 26, 1878. 

354. V. Rachel Agnes Fisher, b. May 22, 1866; d. Aug. 14, 

1866. 



94 BRYANT GENEALOGY 

Nancy Bryant came to Indiana with her parents in 1835, when 
the settlements were very few. Her mother died at Pleasant 
Grove, Lake County, and was buried near Valparaiso, Indiana. 
At this time Nancy was a child of only ten years, and with her 
brother Isaac was placed in school by her father in Wellsburgh, 
Virginia, where they lived in the home of Dr. Grafton, a son-in-law 
of Joseph Bryant. After about a year their father married Mar- 
garet Steinbrooke, in Illinois, and he brought them back to their 
western home. In 1849 her step-mother died, and Nancy was left 
with the care of six brothers, the youngest a mere babe. She 
filled the position of sister and mother to her brothers until her 
marriage. 

In 1854 Mr. Fisher wedded this noble young woman who has 
proved his devoted companion and effective helpmeet during the 
long intervening years. They began their married life on a farm in 
Lake County, where, sustained by mutual affection and sym- 
pathy, and by common aims and ambitions, they toiled early and 
late, in order that they might gain the goal of definite independence 
and prosperity. With the passing of years they accumulated one 
of the valuable landed estates of Lake County, and the same still 
remains in their possession. 

They remained on this homestead until 1884, when they rem.oved 
to Hebron, Porter County, Indiana, where they have since resided, 
and have a secure place in popular confidence and venerating 
esteem. Soon after estabhshing residence in Hebron, Mr. Fisher 
engaged in the hardware business and later he turned his attention 
to the dry-goods business, in which he continued active operations 
until 1894, when he disposed of the stock and business, after having 
been one of the leading merchants of the town for a full decade. 
Later he here established the private banking institution which was 
later transformed into the present Citizens State Bank, of which he 
is president and of which his daughter Ida is cashier, the institution 
being one whose success is based ahke on careful and conservative 
management and ample capitaHstic reinforcement. Miss Fisher 
became cashier of the original private bank and has continued her 
effective services under the present regime, with the result that 
she is known as an especially able and discriminating business 
woman and as the effective coadjutor of her honored father, who 
has attained the patriarchal age of eighty-seven years (191 2) and 
whose life has been one to offer both lesson and inspiration. 



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NANCY BRYANT FISHER 



SEVENTH GENERATION 95 

William Fisher gained his early educational training in the com- 
mon schools of his native county and thus laid the foundation for 
the comprehensive knowledge which he was later to acquire through 
active association with men and affairs. At the age of twenty-hve 
years, his youthful ambition responded to the lure of the West, 
which offered superior opportunities for the winning of success 
through individual effort. He had kinsfolk in Indiana and thus was 
led to make that state his destination, while his resourcefulness was 
shown by careful preparation for business activities in the new 
home. He came west with the means and intention of engaging in 
the manufacture of brooms, and he brought with him not only a 
supply of broom-corn seed, but also the requisite drill for the 
cultivation of the product. Upon his arrival in Lake County he 
formed a partnership with his cousins, the late WilKam and John 
Brown, and engaged in the raising of broom-corn, in the manu- 
facturing of which they employed a skilled broom-maker. They 
continued in this line of enterprise for several years and at one time 
had nearly one hundred acres of land under effective cultivation for 
the propagation of broom-corn. The products were shipped to 
Detroit, Chicago, and other places in the Middle West, and the 
industry was made a profitable venture. 

He has been a loyal adherent of the Repubhcan party from the 
time of its organization and while a resident of Lake County he 
served with marked abihty and zeal as a member of the board of 
county commissioners. He held this office for seven years and 
within that time he earnestly fostered the movements which resulted 
in the erection of the county court house, jail, and infirmary, the 
buildings of each of which were erected during his incumbency of 
ofiS.ce. He and his family are devoted members of the United 
Presbyterian church in Hebron and all who remain here show a 
Hvely interest in everything that tends to advance the moral, 
educational and social welfare of the community. A substantial 
fortune stands as the concrete evidence of the excellent labors of 
Mr. Fisher in the years that have passed, and his career has been 
one unblemished by injustice or selfishness. He and his estimable 
wife have shown sympathy for those in afifliction and have been 
animated by a spirit of helpfulness that ever indicates a high sense 
of stewardship. Secure in the high regard of all who know them, 
they may well look back into the perspective of the years and find 
satisfaction in the goodly fruitage which has crowned their efforts, 



96 BRYANT GENEALOGY 

as well as the faith and confidence which their earnest labors and 
kindly deeds have inspired in those about them. Forty-three 
EngHsh families of Fisher name bear coats of arms. (Burke's 
General Armory.) 

127 

James Harrison Bryant^ (David*^ [67], David,^ Simeon,^ 
Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornelis/), b. Apr. 24, 1840, in 
Gentry Co., Mo., near St. Joseph. Moved to Illinois with 
family soon after birth where he lived until he was 19 years old. 
In 1859 went across the plains with his brother John to Cali- 
fornia. He lived in different parts of California until 1865, 
when he returned to his old home. In 1867, went to Kansas 
with his three brothers, Daniel, David, and Allen. All four 
brothers took up claims about four miles north of Erie, Kan. ; 
m. Jan. i, 1873, Minnie May Hodges in Erie, Kan. She was 
b. Feb. 23, 1855; dau. of Norman W. Hodges and Eliza J. 
Britt. 

Children: 

355. I. Belle Bryant, b. Dec. 30, 1876; d. Jan. 9, 1899. 

356. II. Harry Allen Bryant, b. Aug. 20, 1883, in Neosho Co., 

Kan.; m. Leha Parks Ewing, who was b. 
July 14, 1909, in Los Angeles, Cal. Res., 
Parsons, Kan. 

In 1879 Mr. Bryant moved to Colorado Springs, Colorado, and 
was engaged in railroad contracting until 1883. He returned to 
Kansas and located in Parsons, his present home. For eight years 
he was Street Commissioner of Parsons. He then engaged in the 
street paving business until 1906, when he established a wholesale 
coal and feed business, which he is now conducting. 

Belle Bryant attended the Parsons public schools from 1884 to 
1896, when she became an invalid and was such until her death. 

Harry A. Bryant attended the Parsons public schools, and also 
Parsons Business College, and in 1901 entered the employ of the 
Missouri, Kansas and Texas Railway Company, where he remained 
two years and then took a position as assistant cashier of the Par- 
sons Commercial Bank, and was afterwards promoted to cashier, 
which position he still holds. 




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BRYANT GENEALOGY 97 

128 

Joseph Allen Bryant^ (David*' [67], David,^ Simeon,'* 
Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornelis^), b. May 24, 1842, 
d ; m. Dec. 21, 1 871, at Olathe, Kan., Ida Kate Plan- 
ner, who was b. Oct. 19, 1848, at Pleasant Grove, Belmont Co., 
Ohio, dau. of Wilham Planner and Elizabeth Ross. William 
Planner was the son of Jacob Parker Planner and Charity 
Beeson. Jacob was son of Wm. Planner. Charity Beeson 
was the dau. of Henry Beeson of Uniontown, Pa. Elizabeth 
Sparks Ross was the dau. of James A. Ross and Martha Acke- 
ley Watson, dau. of William Watson, who served in the war of 
the Revolution, a member of the Jersey Blues. His wife was 
Sarah Akeley of Mayflower descent. 

Children: 
357. I. Bessie Bryant, b. Dec. 6, 1872, at Olathe, Kan. She 
attended the home schools and also received a 
college education, and taught for a few years. 
While in California she had supervision over 
clerks in a publishing house. She is a mem- 
ber of the Daughters of the American Revolu- 
tion. Res., Chicago, 111. 

Orah Bryant, b. Nov. 19, 1874; d. Feb. 7, 1882. 

John Bryant, b. Feb. 21, 1877; d. June 26, 1878. 

William Harrison Bryant, b. Dec. i, 1878, in Neosho 
Co., Kan.; m. Sept., 1899, at Middle- 
town, N. Y., Genevieve Lynn. He was 
educated at Olathe, Kan., and was employed 
by the American Felt Co. in Chicago, 111., 
for a number of years. He is now manager 
of the Felters Co., Chicago. 
361. V. Joseph Allen Bryant, b. June 6, 1882; m. Margaret 
AndersonH- 

Joseph Allen Bryant served as a soldier during the Civil War. 
He enlisted when about eighteen years of age, August 10, 1861, 
at Oneida, Illinois. He was mustered into service as a private in 
Company C, Forty-second Illinois Volunteer Infantry, for the 
period of three years. He re-enlisted on the first day of January, 



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98 BRYANT GENEALOGY 

1864, as a veteran volunteer for a period of three years, at Stone's 
Mills, Tennessee. He was mustered into service as a veteran 
February 16, 1864, at Chattanooga, Tennessee. Received his 
appointment as sergeant in Company C, Forty-second Regiment of 
Volunteer Infantry, on the 30th day of April, 1864. His residence 
at date of first enlistment is stated as Altoona, Knox County, 
Illinois. He was in service from the time of his first enlistment 
until the close of the rebellion, and was credited as a brave and 
loyal soldier. After his return from the war he went to Erie, 
Neosho County, Kansas, and from there to Arizona, where, while 
working on the construction of the Atlantic & Pacific Railway, he 
was also deputy United States marshal, and was shot while arresting 
a desperado. The following clipping was taken from an Arizona 
paper, the Arizona Miner: 

"A man from San Bernardino, Cal., named Miller, alias Grizzly, 
had threatened the life of Railroad Contractor King, who swore 
out a warrant for the arrest of said Miller, and placed same in the 
hands of Allen Bryant, railroad contractor and deputy United 
States marshal. A man by the name of Holmes, a United States 
marshal from Albuquerque, New Mexico, armed with a Remington 
rifle, accompanied Mr. Bryant in making the arrest of Miller. 
Bryant read the warrant and commanded the accused to surrender 
his revolver, which he pulled and shot Bryant twice, one ball pass- 
ing through the breast, the other through the abdomen. Holmes, 
the assistant, was posted behind a tree, and like the coward he was, 
allowed his brother ofl&cer to be murdered. The assassin, after 
mortally wounding Bryant, took his arms and then demanded 
of Holmes his gun, which the United States marshal threw to 
him and begged mercy at his hands. Miller, after coming ofif 
victorious, mounted a fine horse and started off into the mountains, 
waving his hat at the enraged people of Flagstaff, who followed in 
hot pursuit. Holmes also left, to avoid being lynched by the 
citizens, who were rightly incensed at his beastly cowardice. Mr. 
Bryant died about six hours after the shooting. He was an honest, 
law-abiding citizen, with an excellent wife and three little children." 

129 

Daniel Steinbrooke Bryant^ (David^ [67], David,^ Simeon,^ 
Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornelis^), b. Mar. 15, 1844; m. 




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SEVENTH GENERATION 99 

Frances Cook. He lived some years in Illinois, and moved 
to Kansas in 1869 where he bought a farm near Erie in Neosho 
Co., Kan. Mr. Bryant d. Jan. 24, 1894, at his home at Erie, 
Kan. 

Children: 

362. I. Maude Bryant, b. in Neosho Co., Kan. 

363. II. Ora DeU Bryant, b. 1870; d. young. 

364. III. Fred Bryant, b. Mar. 19, 1880, in Neosho Co., Kan.; 

d. Mar. 14, 1904. 



130 

David Bryant'^ (David^ [67], David,^ Simeon,'* CorneHus,^ 
Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornells^), b. Nov. 15, 1846, in lU., moved 
to Neosho Co., Kan., where he married Laura White in 1878. 
Mr. Bryant followed farming and deahng in real estate. Has 
been a constant sufferer from rheumatism for many years, yet, 
notwithstanding, has accumulated quite an income. 

Child: 

365. I. Bertie Bryant, b. Aug. 7, 1879; d. Apr. 27, 1888. 

Mr. Bryant has in his possession the stock of the gun that our 
common ancestor, David Bryant, carried in the Revolutionary 
War and Mrs. Joseph Allen Bryant has the bullet moulds used by 
David Bryant. (37.) 



132 

Orah Alice Bryant^ (David^ [67], David,^ Simeon,^ Corne- 
lius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornells^), b. June 27, 1854, near 
Hebron, Ind.; m. Oct. 18, 1871, to William B. Doddridge, 
who was b. Sept. 20, 1846, in Salem, Ohio, son of Alexander 
Doddridge and Rebecca Flemming. 

Children: 

366. I. William Bryant Doddridge, b. Aug. 23, 1872; m. 

Myrtle Sarber. 

367. II. Charles Parker Doddridge, b. Feb. 23, 1874; d. Aug. 

25, 1889; buried in Hebron, Ind. 



loo BRYANT GENEALOGY 

368. III. Mabel Alberta Doddridge, b. Sept. 13, 1877; m. 

Adalbert P. Meredith + 

369. IV. Phillip Harrison Doddridge, b. May 15, 1888; unm.+ 

Orah Alice Bryant attended the pubHc schools, and also the 
Valparaiso College. She moved to Illinois with her parents, and 
when she was eleven years of age her mother died and she with her 
father came to Indiana, where they made their home with her sister, 
Nancy Bryant Fisher, mi til her marriage. Orah and her father 
lived a short time in Kansas with her brothers. After her marriage 
she assisted her husband in the drug business, and then she en- 
gaged in the photograph business, which she carried on very success- 
fully for several years until she went to Lafayette, Indiana, where 
she placed their son Phillip in Purdue University. She remained 
there four years, then returned to Mentone, and is now a registered 
pharmacist. In poHtics, Mr. Doddridge is a RepubHcan; religion, 
Methodist; occupation, druggist and jeweler. They have resided 
in Hebron, Indiana; Galva, Illinois, and at present in Mentone, 
Indiana. She is a member of the Daughters of the American 
Revolution. 

William Bryant Doddrige [366] lived with his parents in Hebron 
and attended the public schools, and moved with them to Galva, 
IlHnois, and then to Mentone, Indiana. He studied the jewelry 
and drug business, and assisted his father. He worked for some 
time in Chicago. In 1895 he went into the jewelry business for 
himself in Claypool, Indiana, where he was living at the time of his 
untimely death, which occurred on New Year's night, 1896, when, 
going home with a young man from a "watch night" prayer- 
meeting, cold and overcome with sleep, the horse went upon the 
railroad tracks in front of an express train. Willie and his com- 
panion were dashed into eternity without a moment's warning. 

133 

David Mitchell^ (Hannah^ [68], David,^ Simeon,* Corne- 
lius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornells^), b. Sept. 13, 1820; m. June 
14, 1855, Mary Merriman, who was b. at Bucyrus, Ohio. 

Children: 

370. I. Mathew Mitchell, b. Sept., 1859; m. Mary J. 

IhrieH- 




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SEVENTH GENERATION loi 

371. II. Lettie M. Mitchell, b ; m. Jasper A. Mc- 
Millan + 

Copied from the Historical Edition of Amanda Church, the 
following: ''The late David B. Mitchell of Amanda Church was a 
man whose daily life was a most excellent example for the Christian 
to follow, yet he himself wisely pointed out the Master as the only 
perfect man. His earHer Hfe was spent in Richland County, Ohio. 
After his marriage they located on a farm near Amanda Church in 
Allen County, Ohio. His good wife was a member of the Baptist 
Church and a most devoted Christian. Mr. Mitchell said his wife 
never failed to pray before retiring and that her devotion was 
largely the means of bringing him into the fold. He was converted 
on May 19, 1867, united with the Amanda Baptist Church, where 
he became an active worker and was elected deacon. Mrs. Mitch- 
ell was called from this Hfe on the 12th day of May, 1881, and 
in her death Amanda Church lost a most highly esteemed member. 
David B. Mitchell was a great bible student as the well-marked 
pages of his favored book mutely testify. Having quietly and 
peacefully laid down the burdens of Hfe, with his work completed, 
after fourscore years, he cheerfully entered into the joys of a better 
life on the 8th of May, 1901. He was conscious until the last 
moment and had even dictated his own modest obituary shortly 
before the end came. During the long period of failing health he 
frequently called his Httle grandchildren to his side and told them 
of the better Ufe that awaited him; of the mansions God had pre- 
pared in heaven. He was honored and respected by all who knew 
him." 



135 

Robert Mitchell^ (Hannah^ [68], David,^ Simeon,^ Corne- 
lius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornelis^), b. Sept. 8, 1825; m. (ist) 
Mary Forbes, near Bucyrus, Ohio; m. (2nd) Maria Martin, 
of Pittsburg, Kan. 

By his first wife he had four children, all of whom died young 
except: 
372. I. Anna Mitchell, who is living with her step-mother 
at Pittsburg, Kan. 



102 BRYANT GENEALOGY 

138 

Simeon Mitchell^ (Hannah^ [68], David,^ Simeon,^ Corne- 
lius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornelis^), b. Sept. 11, 1826; d. Jan. 
22, 1907; m. IsABELLE Mitchell, who was b. Nov. 8, 1828; 
d. Oct. 8, 1904. 

Children: 

373. I. William Torrence Mitchell, b. July 15, 1852; m. 

Ella Jane Gibson + 

374. II. Katherine Clark Mitchell, b. Oct. 29, 1854; m. July 

24, 1876, George Herod Ashley, of Ash- 
bourne, Eng. Mrs. Ashley is a woman of 
education and culture and has traveled ex- 
tensively. No children. 

375. III. Robert Mitchell, b. Nov. 23, 1856; unm. 

376. IV. Mathew Mitchell, b. Nov. 17, 1858; m. Nettie 

Amanda White + 

377. V. Mary Bryant Mitchell, b. Sept. 10, 1864; m. Richard 

Alston Metcalf+ 

378. VI. Jane Mitchell, b. Jan. 6, 1866; d. in infancy. 

379. VII. John Mitchell, b. Jan. 6, 1866; d. in infancy. 

We believe that a sketch of the life of Mrs. Isabelle Mitchell 
should not be omitted in the history of this family, for she not only 
fulfills the proverb, "She looketh well to the ways of her house- 
hold," but by a Hfe of usefulness she left a radiance of lasting in- 
fluence in bringing about reforms that tend toward the betterment 
of humanity. She assisted in providing churches and organizing 
Sunday schools for the colored people of the South. Her work in 
the temperance cause covered a wide territory, particularly in the 
state of Missouri, where she spent twenty years associated with the 
Woman's Christian Temperance Union organization. Her atten- 
tion was attracted toward the condition of prisons. She found 
that the prison ceUs throughout the South were under ground, and 
through her solicitation prison cells were placed above ground. 

In 1890 Mr. and Mrs. Mitchell and family removed to Iowa. 
Mrs. Mitchell was appointed state organizer of Bible Reading 
Societies imder the state Woman's Suffrage Association. These 
bible study clubs were organized in many cities and towns through- 
out the state. Later, going to Wisconsin, she became a member of 




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SEVENTH GENERATION 103 

the National Prison Reform Association. She traveled extensively 
and visited many prisons in the United States. She gave brief ad- 
dresses to the prisoners. She had a special gift in reaching the 
hearts of the people. While in the line of prison work she made the 
acquaintance of Mrs. Eva Booth, "the little mother of the pris- 
oners." Mrs. Mitchell excelled as an organizer. During her 
residence in Wisconsin she organized night schools and bible study 
classes among the women of the Fox River Paper Mills. She was 
engaged in this work when one evening, while returning to her 
home, her strength gave out on the way, and soon her useful life 
passed away. 



139 

Joseph R. Mitchell^ (Hannah^ [68], David,^ Simeon,^ 

Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornells^), b. Dec. 31, 1831, in 

Richland Co., Ohio; d. Oct. 29, 1864; m. Sept. 17, 1857, Anne 

Catharine McVicker, who was b. May 29, 1834, at Bedford, 

Pa.; dau. of John McVicker and Nancy Dennison. Anne 

Catharine McVicker was of Scotch-Irish descent. She d. 

June 22, 1896, in Monmouth, lU. In politics Mr. Mitchell was 

a Republican; in religion a Presbyterian. 

Children: 

380. I. Frances Lettie Mitchell, b. July 15, 1858; m. Mil- 

lard A. Burrell+ 

381. II. Nancy Kate Mitchell, b. Sept. 27, 1859; m. William 

E. Johnson -|- 

382. III. Martha M. Mitchell, b. Dec. 8, 1861; d. Feb. 13, 

1864. 

On the 9th day of August, 1862, Joseph Mitchell enlisted in what 
was known as the Railroad Regiment, being the Eighty-ninth 
Regiment, Illinois Volunteers; First Brigade, Third Division, 
Fourth Army Corps, of the Army of the Cumberland. His first 
engagement was at Perry ville, Kentucky; then at Stone River, fol- 
lowed by Liberty Gap, Tullahoma, Chickamauga, Mission Ridge, 
Knoxville, Rocky-face Ledge, and Dallas in succession; these being 
the regular battles, with fifteen or twenty heavy skirmishes scat- 
tered between. 



I04 BRYANT GENEALOGY 

At Dallas on the 27th day of May, 1864, he was wounded and 
taken prisoner, his wound being in the side. After lying on the 
battlefield for two nights and one day he was removed to a field 
hospital, where he laid on the ground five days with nothing done 
for him except being given a little corn bread, and coffee made from 
burnt beans. Then, on a dark, rainy night, he was taken to 
Marietta in a wagon train, with sixteen hundred other prisoners, and 
placed for the night in a church, in beds of straw, which seemed like 
beds of down to the poor torn bodies. Here the Union ladies came 
with tea, wine and other good things, and insisted upon feeding the 
men. The next day they were loaded into freight cars and taken 
into Atlanta, where they were met and again fed by the Union 
ladies, before being taken to the prison hospital. 

No one can tell of the suffering endured during these days and 
nights on the battlefield and during the removal into Atlanta, but 
while there in the prison hospital they were treated as well as the 
rebels, with their Hmited resources, could treat them, which was 
very different from their after-treatment at Andersonville. Before 
Atlanta fell, the prisoners were all sent to Andersonville where Mr, 
Mitchell soon died, a victim to the horrors of that terrible place. 
He is buried in the National Cemetery at Andersonville, Georgia, 
the number of his grave being 11,617. 

The highest praise can be accorded his memory. He lived and 
died a Christian soldier. He was always in the front rank and 
ready for duty; full of patriotism and love of country, but always 
remembering the loving wife and little daughters at home; always 
thinking and planning for their welfare, and daily praying and 
longing for the time of returning to them. His life went out a 
sacrifice to his country. He has slept away the years of his man- 
hood, far from his home and loved ones, but surely he will receive 
his reward from the Great Commander. 



140 

John Bryant Mitchell^ (Hannah^ [68], David,^ Simeon,^ 
Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornells^), b. Mar. 24, 1823, near 
Ontario, Ohio; d. June 12, 1913; m. July 15, 1856, Olive Wil- 
son, who was b. July i, 1836, on the Wyandot Indian Reserva- 
tion; d. Jan. 6, 1913, at Cleveland, Tenn.; dau. of Daniel Wilson 




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SEVENTH GENERATION 105 

of Plattsburg, who was b. July 4, 1804; d. Wyandot Co., Ohio, 
Feb. 19, 1902, living to the good old age of ninety-eight years. 

Children: 

383. I. Hannah Mary Mitchell, b. April 28, 1857; d. July 24, 

1877, at Lima, Ohio. 

384. II. Clark Mitchell, b. Nov. i, 1862; d. Dec. 24, 1876. 

385. III. John Franklin Mitchell, b. Dec. 23, 1866; m. Estella 

McClandish+ 

Mrs. Mitchell's mother's maiden name was Johanna French. 
She died September 19, 1906. Mr. Mitchell's early childhood was 
spent on a farm. His father, however, in connection with his 
farming carried on milHng, a mill for grinding flour, a sawmill, and 
a carding and fulling mill for making cloth. In 1842 his father 
removed with his family to Crawford County, Ohio, where he 
purchased a farm. John Bryant Mitchell's education was received 
in the pubUc schools. At the age of twenty he entered Oberlin 
College. He did not finish the college course because of ill health. 
While there he believes that his future character was formed through 
the preaching of Rev. Charles G. Finney, president of the college. 
After leaving college Mr. Mitchell spent twelve years as agent of the 
American Bible Society, distributing bibles and collecting funds for 
that society. Many thousands of bibles were distributed by him 
throughout the newly-settled frontier where usually no churches 
existed. He reluctantly gave up this service and was connected 
with the American Tract Society, his field of labor being the 
middle and southern states. While in Tennessee near the moun- 
tains he heard much about the destitution and poverty of the 
people living in the mountain district. He became interested to 
know the truth of the matter. He arranged with a friend to go with 
him. They loaded a spring wagon with bibles, testaments and 
other good literature and spent a month traveling through the 
mountains of Tennessee and North CaroHna. He was astonished 
and distressed by what he saw, both of destitution and ignorance, 
existing there. He gave up all other plans and vowed with the 
aid of his Master to give up the remainder of his fife for the benefit 
of these poor, neglected people. He has spent twenty-one years 
in this service. He placeed among these people 115,000 bibles and 
testaments and 300,000 gospel books and tons of other literature 



io6 BRYANT GENEALOGY 

and of clothing. Mr. Mitchell gave largely of his own money and 
also was assisted in his work through his solicitations with dona- 
tions from churches and missionary societies. He received $15,000 
in money with which to purchase bibles. 



141 

ToRRENCE Mitchell'^ (Hannah^ [68], David,^ Simeon,^ 

Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornells^), b ; d ; 

buried in Dallas, Tex. ; m. Sarah Martin. 

Children: 

386. I. Bertha Mitchell. 

387. II. Georgia Mitchell, who m. John Watson of Perth 

Amboy, N. J. Mr. and Mrs. Watson Hve 
in New York City. 

Child: 
772a. I. Eunice Watson. 

143 

Hannah Abigail Mitchell^ (Hannah^ [68], David,^ Sime- 
on,^ Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornells^), b. Feb. 25, 1840, 
near Mansfield, Ohio; m. at Bloomington, 111., Aug. i, 1863, 
Samuel H. Larminie, who was b. Oct. 13, 1838, at West- 
port, Mayo Co., Ireland; d. May 9, 1885, at 5006 Washington 
Ave., Chicago, 111. He was the son of Charles Larminie and 

Ferel. Mr. Larminie was a member of the board of 

trade; in politics a Republican; adherent of the Episcopalian 
faith. Mrs. Larminie resides in Chicago. No children. 

146 

Martha Post^ (Elizabeth^ [69], David,^ Simeon,^ Cornelius,^ 
Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornells^), b. Aug. 7, 1827, at Frederick- 
town, Knox Co., Ohio; d. Sept. 8, 191 2; m. Aug. 4, 1847, ^-t 
Spencerville, Ohio, to Cyrus Hart Hover, who was b. Mar. 
5, 1822, at TrumhiU, Warren Co., Ohio; d. Mar. 8, 1896. He 
was the son of Joseph Hover and Caroline Adgate. Mrs. 




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SEVENTH GENERATION 107 

Hover was a member of the Methodist Church of Spencerville, 
Ohio. 

Children: 

389. I. Caroline Elizabeth Hover, b. June 27, 1848; m. 

Philip LeMasters+ 

390. n. Lora Inez Hover, b. Feb. 24, 1850; d. Feb. 28, 1852. 

391. HI. Joseph Oscar Hover, b. Feb. 28, 1852; d. July 25, 

1853- 

392. IV. Mary Eliza Hover, b. Mar. 26, 1854; m. Robert 

Henry Gamble + 

393. V. Charles Alfred Hover, b. Oct. 25, 1856; m. Mercy 

Ellen Sunderland + 

394. VI. Kate Pauline Hover, b. Apr. 13, 1859; m. Daniel 

Hicks Crites+ 

395. VII. Bryant Graham Hover, b. Dec. i, 1861; m. Mercy 

Naomi Bice-(- 

396. VIII. Minnie Lorene Hover, b. Sept. 10, 1864; m. James 

Green Cochran, who was born Mar. 27, 1847, 
Lima, Ohio, son of Simon Cochran and 
Lucinda Miller. Mr. Cochran is a dealer in 
coal, building suppHes, and ice; in politics 
Republican; in rehgion a Baptist. Res., 
Spencerville, Ohio. 

397. IX. Florence Edna Hover, b. Apr. 3, 1867, at Spencer- 

ville, Ohio; m. June 5, 1901, Frederick W. 
Newell, who was b. Apr. 28, i860, at Mat- 
tawan, Mich., son of Wilham Henry Newell 
and Marrilla Butler. Mr. Newell is an 
electrician; in poHtics a Republican; res., 
Hammond, Ind. 

398. X. Addie Luella Hover, b. Jan. 26, 1870; d. Sept. 13, 

1874. 

399. XL Martha Jane Hover, b. July 14, 1872; m. Frank 

Austin Hitchcock + 

Martha Post lived in the home of her childhood at Frederick- 
town, Ohio, until about nine years of age. Her parents then 
removed to Shelby, Richland County, Ohio, where they remained 
until 1838. In that year her father was sent by the government 



io8 BRYANT GENEALOGY 

to Upper Sandusky to build there a sawmill and a gristmill on the 
Indian reservation. During their residence at this place Martha 
taught a school composed of six Indians and eight white children. 
She taught this school before she was fourteen years of age. In 
1842 the family removed to Amanda Township, Allen County, 
Ohio. Martha attended school in Shelby and in Lima, Ohio. 
She taught several terms in Amanda Township. A few of the 
pupils are still Hving (191 2). After her marriage to Mr. Hover in 
1847 they lived in Lima, Ohio, until 1850, when they removed to 
Delphos County, where they remained until 1863, when they moved 
to a farm five miles east of Spencerville. In 1887 they made their 
residence in Spencerville and there remained until the death of 
Mr. Hover in 1896. Mrs. Hover was a remarkable woman in 
mind and personal charm. She was a fine conversationalist. 
Her mind was well stored through the various experiences she 
encountered from the early pioneer days and through the rapid and 
marked development of her native state during the nineteenth 
century. Much is due to her and those who Hved, as she did, for 
the present degree of civilization, in a country recently in possession 
of savages. She represented an important Hnk between the past 
and the present. Mrs. Hover possessed a strong rehgious tempera- 
ment. She united with the first society of Methodists formed in 
Hartford, Ohio, when she was fifteen years old. Her pubHc Hfe 
was modest, but her home life was very wholesome and pronounced. 
During her long life she has left a good and illustrious record. She 
has left her posterity a rich heritage and has been a great blessing 
in example to her associates. It is said of her, with the privilege 
of a college education she would have made her mark in the relig- 
ious and Hterary world. She would have stamped the printed 
page with the same sunny and cheerful glow she did her home 
life. Mr. and Mrs. Hover are buried in the Woodlawn cemetery 
at Lima, Ohio. 



148 

Leonidas Hamline Post^ (Elizabeth^ [69], David,^ Simeon,^ 
Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornelis^), b. Aug. 8, 1832, at 
Fredericktown, Ohio;d. Oct. 4, 1904; m. Aug. 2, i854,inUrbana, 
Ohio, Eliza Jane Stewart, who was b. Oct. 13, 1830; d. Sept. 




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SEVENTH GENERATION 109 

16, 191 2. She was the dau. of Samuel Stewart and Mary 
Thomas. In politics he was a Democrat; in religion a Baptist. 



400 

401 

402 
403 

404 

405 
406 



Children: 
I. William Stewart Post, b. July 7, 1855; d. Sept. 19, 

1856. 
II. Samuel Alven Post, b. Nov. 22, 1856; m. Alice 
Crites+ 

III. Charles Cyrus Post, b. Oct. 8, 1858; m. Ida Crites h 

IV. Edward Grant Post, b. Sept. 11, 1867; m. Jennie 

Whetstone + 
V. Mary Elizabeth Post, b. June 20, 1870; d. Oct. 22, 

1872. 
VI. Martha Jane Post, b. Apr. 27, 1872; d. Feb. 27, 1874. 
VII. Leonidas Hamline Post, Jr., b. Sept. 11, 1875; m. 
Altha Moorman + 



Leonidas HamHne Post, when a child, moved with his father's 
family to Shelby, Richland County, and from there to Upper 
Sandusky, Wyandot Coimty, where for three years the father — 
a millwright by profession — was engaged in constructing a grist 
and sawmill, and also a council house for the Wyandot Indians. 
He had much commerce with this tribe by whom he was held in 
high esteem on account of his just deahngs. In March, 1841, the 
family moved to Allen County, where the father built a sawmill 
for his cousin, Chas. Marshall, near the old town of Hartford. In 
1843 he moved four miles east of Spencerville on the Auglaize 
River where he built the Post Mill, which he operated until 1849, 
when he bought over 500 acres of land about one and a quarter 
miles west of his former location, and here the subject of our sketch 
grew to manhood. 

When a young man L. H. Post learned the molder's trade, work- 
ing both in Delphos and Lima. Later he attended OberHn Col- 
lege, and in 1852 he made a trip to CaHfornia, via New York, cross- 
ing the Isthmus of Panama^ and thence up the coast to San Fran- 
cisco. Here he engaged in gold-mining, returning to Ohio in 1854 
via Nicaragua and New Orleans. After his marriage he settled on 
a farm in Amanda Township, Allen County, where he continued 
to reside until his death October 3, 1904. His farm home was one 
of the best in his community and the farm one of the best equipped 



no BRYANT GENEALOGY 

as to other buildings, fanning machinery, and all that goes to make 
a first-class farm. 

Among other agricultural interests he devoted much time and 
attention to the careful breeding of draft horses and probably to his 
interest and work in this direction is due the excellence of this stock 
in Amanda Township, he having owned several imported French 
horses, in company with Mr. James Hover of Lima. He took great 
pride in his fine Shorthorn cattle, and is credited with introducing 
this breed into the township. 

Mr. Post was a member and ardent supporter of the Amanda 
Baptist Church. He was a man widely known, highly respected 
wherever known, having several times been elected to office in his 
home township. Jn the last few years of his life, after he had quit 
work, he was fond of relating incidents of his childhood, especially 
of the few years he had only Wyandot Indian children for his 
playmates. They played with bows and arrows much as any 
children of that time would have done. A few years prior to his 
death, while on a visit to his brother at Carthage, Missouri, he went 
into the Indian Territory to see if he could find some of his 
old-time playfellows, but found only a few of them, and was told 
that most of the tribe had died (no doubt of grief, as was frequently 
the case) after they had been forced to leave their old home in 
Wyandot County, Ohio, for their new home in the Red Man's 
State. 

Eliza Jane Post was reared under the care of her uncle William 
Stewart, her mother having died when she was four years old. Her 
childhood was spent in Champaign County where she was educated 
in the common schools. At the age of nineteen she imited with 
the King's Creek Baptist Church. She was married in 1854 to 
Leonidas H. Post, of one of the prominent families of Allen County. 
Returning with her husband to their future home in Amanda 
Township, she became a charter member of the Amanda Baptist 
Church, to the interests of which she ever remained loyal and 
where she was a regular attendant at all of the services until hin- 
dered by the infirmities of old age. She was faithful in the home, 
nothing being too arduous for her to undertake for her loved ones. 
She was a granddaughter of Captain Arthur Thomas, a brave 
soldier of the War of 181 2, who with his company had been ordered 
to Fort Findley to guard the public stores. He and his son, on 




MARTHA HOVER 



SEVENTH GENERATION iii 

their return to their home near Urbana, Ohio, were killed and 
scalped by the Indians near Bellefontaine and the bodies, which 
had been badly mutilated, were carried to Urbana in sacks by 
a deputation of citizens sent out from that place. 

149 

Adam Clark Post^ (Elizabeth^ [69], David,^ Simeon,^ 
Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornelis^), b. Nov. 2, 1834, at 
Shelby, Richland Co., Ohio; d. June 27, 1908; m. Nov. 22, 1855, 
at Lima, Ohio, Isabel Martin, who was b. June i, 1834, at 
Fort Amanda, Allen Co., Ohio; dau. of Archelaus Martin and 
Catherine Russel. She d. June 11, 1869. Mr. Post m. (2nd) 
Jan. I, 1871, at Carthage, Mo., Lucy Ann Frost, b. at Quincy, 
111.; dau. of Worthy Frost and Julia Runnels. He m. (3rd) 
Oct. 16, 1885, at Carthage, Mo., Eliza J. Rawles, who was b. 
Mar. 15, 1835, ^t Marion, Ohio; dau. of John Rawles and 
Clarissa Pangburn. 

Children: 

ist marriage — 

407. I. Martha Post, b. Aug. 14, 1856; m. Andrew Clark 

Ale+ 

408. 11. Charles Archelaus Post, b. Oct. 20, 1857; m. Cora A. 

Bowman+ 

409. III. Katie Elizabeth Post, b. Aug. 16, 1861; d. Jan. 7, 

1878. 
2nd marriage — 

410. IV. Winfred Bryant Post, b. Oct. 19, 1871; m. EHzabeth 

Elenor Luscombe+ 

411. V. Margaret Gertrude Post, b. Aug. 12, 1873. 

412. VI. Mary Maude Post, b. Mar. 9, 1875, Carthage, Mo.; 

m. Nov. 26, 1902, Daniel Robert Smith, 
who was b. Sept. 14, 1869, at Rowlets, Hart 
Co., Ky., son of Daniel E. W. Smith and Mary 
Francis Whitehurst. In poHtics Mr. Smith is 
a RepubHcan. Mr. and Mrs. Smith are ad- 
herents of the Methodist faith. Res., Car- 
thage, Mo. 



112 BRYANT GENEALOGY 

413. VII. Mabel Post, b. Jan. 15, 1877; m. Curtis R. Hixson; 

d. Nov., 1907. 

414. VIII. William Frank Post, b. Nov. 21, 1878; d. Feb. 6, 1879. 

Adam Clark Post enlisted on July 21, 1862 from Allen County, 
Ohio, to serve three years or during the war, and was mustered into 
the United States service at Camp Lima, Ohio, as orderly sergeant 
of Captain W. H. Hill's Company A, Eighty-first Regular Ohio 
Volunteer Infantry; Colonel Thomas Morton Commander. He 
was promoted to Second Lieutenant of Company D, June 14, 1864; 
to First Lieutenant of Company A, February 14, 1865, and was 
mustered out with his command, at Louisville, Kentucky, July 21, 
1865. March 2, 1862, the regiment was ordered to St. Louis, 
Missouri, and there was armed with Enfield rifles. It was assigned 
to the Second Brigade, Second Division, Sixteenth Corps, Army of 
the Tennessee, and with it he participated in the following engage- 
ments : Shiloh or Pittsburg Landing, Seige of Corinth, Mississippi ; 
also battle of Corinth; luka, Mississippi; Tuscumbia, Alabama; 
Snake Creek Gap, Georgia; Leey's Ferry, Georgia; Resaca, Georgia; 
Rome Cross Roads; Dallas or New Hope Church; battle and seige 
of Atlanta, Georgia; Jonesboro; Sherman's March to the Sea; 
Savannah, Georgia; Bentonville, North CaroKna; Goldsboro, 
North CaroHna; Raleigh, North Carolina. 

He marched to Washington, District of Columbia, by way of 
Richmond and participated in the Grand Review, May 24, 1865. 
He was a member of Station Post No. 16, Department of Missouri, 
Grand Army of the Republic, of which he was Senior Vice-Com- 
mander. He was a member of the Masonic order. After the war 
Mr. Post entered extensively into farming. Residence, Carthage, 
Missouri. In politics he was a Republican ; in religion, a Methodist. 
In 1902, while on a visit to Wyandotte, Indian Territory, Captain 
A. C. Post of Carthage, Missouri, found several old Wyandotte 
Indian friends with whom he studied in their government schools 
when a boy of eight, sixty years ago, at Upper Sandusky, Ohio. 

Atter Sixty Years Apart — Captain A. C. Post Met and 
Knew Indian Schoolmates — Studied With Split- 
log, Old Mudeater, and Other Wyandotte in Ohio, 
and Will Hunt With Survivors. 

" While at Wyandotte, Indian Territory, Thursday Captain A. C. 
Post, of Carthage, found several old Wyandotte Indian friends 



SEVENTH GENERATION 113 

with whom he studied in their government schools when a boy of 
eight, sixty years ago, at Upper Sandusky, Ohio. 

''The tribe was moved from its Ohio reservation to a point just 
west of Kansas City in the forties. The Kansas City suburb of 
Wyandotte was named for them. In 1868 these Indians were 
moved to their present reservation in the Territory, southwest of 
Carthage. One of the old Indian schoolmates was the well-known 
Mathias SpHtlog, who built the old SpHtlog, or P. & G., Railroad 
through this country. Another was the father of Ex-Chief Albert 
Mudeater, and such others as Black Sheep, Between-the-Logs and 
Gray Eyes. 

"These are all dead now, but Captain Post ran across several old 
fellows whom he actually had gone to school with, and they re- 
membered him, even after sixty years, during which time they had 
never met. Among them were Isaac Zane and Isaac Long, half- 
bloods. Of course he also met Albert Mudeater, and Shoto Arm- 
strong, brother of the present chief, and was invited by them to go 
down this fall and join in a hunt. Captain Post will accept. All 
are now growing old and this may be their last opportunity before 
the 'happy hunting grounds' are reached." 

150 

Isaac Bryant Post'^ (Elizabeth^ [69], David,^ Simeon,* 
Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornelis^), b. June 21, 1837, at 
Shelby, Ohio; m. Oct. 22, 1874, at Delphos, Allen Co., Ohio, 
Emma E. Berry, who was b. Aug. 7, 1851, at Delphos, Ohio; 
dau. of John Berry and Eunice A. Griffin. Occupation, banker; 
politics. Republican; religion, Methodist; Res., Spencerville, 
Ohio. 

Child: 

415. I. Ira B. Post, b. Oct. 14, 1875; m. Ida M. Robbins+ 

Isaac Bryant Post was educated in local schools and graded 
school in Delphos, Ohio. EnUsted in Fifteenth Ohio Volunteer 
Infantry in April, 1861; re-enlisted in Thirty-second Ohio Volun- 
teer Infantry, and served in West Virginia during 1862. In 1863 
he led a company of men in General Grant's campaign against 
Vicksburg, Mississippi, and in 1864 as Captain of company served 
with General Sherman in campaign against and capture of Atlanta, 
Georgia; later accompanied General Sherman's army "from Atlanta 



114 BRYANT GENEALOGY 

to the sea," then leaving Savannah crossed the Savannah river into 
South CaroHna, moving east along the coast and cutting off Charles- 
ton, South Carolina; then turning north captured Columbia, South 
Carolina, and marched further north to Greensboro, North Carolina, 
where Sherman's army encountered the Confederate army under 
General Johnston. Toward the close of the war was appointed 
major of regiment and assigned to staff duty as division inspector. 
At the close of the Civil War he returned to his parents' home and 
remained with them until they were past their fourscore years, 
when he came to Spencerville, Ohio, and started a private bank. 



151 

Charles Graham Post^ (Elizabeth^ [69], David,^ Simeon,^ 

Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornelis^), b. Dec. 31, 1839, at 

Shelby, Ohio; m. Nov. 15, 1865, at Columbus, Ohio, Maria 

Rockwell, who was b. Apr. 24, 1844, in Columbus, Ohio; dau. 

of Elkanah Rockwell and Mary Bowen; d. Mar. 27, 1901. 

Children: 

416. I. Adelaide Post, b. Sept. 12, 1867, at Spencerville, 

Ohio; d. June 8, 1909, Parma, Mo. She was 
a graduate of Ohio Wesley an University. 

417. II. Harold Rockwell Post, b. Nov. 27, 1870; m. Lillian 

Kjeth in 1892. 

418. III. Vernon Bryant Post, b. Dec. 23, 1873; i^- AHce 

Hanley-I- 

419. IV. Corwin Hover Post, b. Dec. 10, 1874, at Spencer- 

ville, Ohio. Soldier and farmer; in politics. 
Republican; religion, Methodist. He served 
during the Spanish War, stationed at Chick- 
amaugua Park, Knoxville, Tenn., and Macon, 
Ga. Res., Parma, Mo. 

420. V. Helen Marr Post, b. Oct. 14, 1879; d. June 21, 1890. 

Mr. Charles G. Post enlisted under the first call of President 
Lincoln for 75,000 volunteers to suppress rebellion. He was 
mustered into service in Company E, Fifteenth Ohio Volunteer 
Infantry, May 23, 1861, for three months. He was mustered out 
August 8, 1861 at Columbus, Ohio. He re-enlisted October 2, 



SEVENTH GENERATION 115 

1 86 1, in Company I, Fourth Ohio Volunteer Cavalry. Re-enlisted 
in 1864; was mustered out as Sergeant July 22, 1865. He was 
wounded in action in Alabama, May 2, 1862. A brave soldier, an 
honor to his country and to the name of Bryant, a useful citizen, 
a Christian gentleman. 



153 

Edmxjnd Randolph Bryant^ (Jacob^ [70], David,^ Simeon,* 
Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornelis^), b. Jan. 14, 1829, at 
Bucyrus, Ohio; d. Oct. 4, 1879; m. Oct. 13, 1850, Mary 
Elizabeth Miller of Detroit, Mich. 

Children: 

421. I. Franklin W. Bryant, b. Sept. 29, 1851; unm.; 

belonged to U. S. Militia; is in employ of Kim- 
ball Brick Co., 6229 Justine St., Chicago, 111. 

422. II. Jennie B. Bryant, b. Sept. 12, 1853; unm. 

423. III. Edmund R. Bryant, b. Feb. 9, 1855; m. Emily 

Elizabeth Sweeney+ 

424. IV. Sarah G. Bryant, b. Jan. 4, 1857; d. Aug. 28, 1866. 

425. V. William C. Bryant, b. June 11, 1858; m. Lulu 

Stensell-|- 

426. VI. Lulu Bryant, b. Dec. 3, 1859; m. Harry J. Sheldon+ 

427. VII. Elmer E. Bryant, b. Dec. 11, 1861; unm. Res., 

Kankakee, 111. 

428. VIII. Lincoln C. Bryant, b. Dec. 6, 1864; d. Aug. 12, 1910; 

unm. 

429. IX. Geary D. Bryant, b. Aug. 8, 1866; d. Sept. 11, 1866. 

This marriage occurred at the home of an aunt of the bride in 
La Timberville, Ohio. Mary EHzabeth Miller was born December 
25, 1829, near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; died October 4, 187 1. 
She was of Quaker descent. Her grandfather was a Quaker minis- 
ter. Her parents removed to Detroit, Michigan, when she was a 
child. Edmund Randolph attended the public school of Bucyrus, 
Ohio. In 1843 he entered Bethany College, Virginia. While 
there he boarded in the home of Bishop Alexander Campbell, who 
was president of Bethany College and the founder of the Camp- 
beUite or Christian Church. Mr. E. R. Bryant has still in his 



ii6 BRYANT GENEALOGY 

possession the bible purchased of Bishop Campbell. After leaving 
college he entered into the business of buying and selling of stock, 
and later extensive farming. Soon after his marriage he pur- 
chased forty acres of land, to which he added until he owned three 
hundred acres. In the fall of 1875 he sold the farm and with his 
family moved to Bucyrus, Ohio, where he remained until 1877, 
when he removed to Hebron, Indiana. His death occurred two 
years later. He was buried in Bucyrus, Ohio, the place of his 
birth. In 1891 his family became residents of Chicago, Illinois. 
In religious faith Mr. Bryant was a Methodist; in poKtics, a Re- 
pubHcan. 



154 

Avis M. Bryant'^ (Jacob^ [59], David/ Simeon,'* Cornelius,^ 

Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornelis^), b , 1830; d. 18 ; 

m. Mar. 7, 1879, Joseph W. Stuckey. 

Children: 
154a. I. Alfred Bryant Stuckey, b. July 13, 1857; m. Mar. 

17, 1879, Mary C. Hazelbalker+ 
154b. II. John S. Stuckey, b ; d. Dec. 2, 1884, at 

Fairmount, Neb. 

We regret that we have so meager a record of Avis Bryant 
Stuckey. She was a person of more than ordinary charm of person 
and manner, and of a bright intellect. 



154a 

Alfred Bryant Stuckey^ (Avis^ [154]? Jacob,^ David,^ 
Simeon,* Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornelis^), b. July 13, 
1857, near Bucyrus, Ohio; m. Mar. 17, 1879, Mary C. Hazel- 
balker, in Delaware Co., Ind.; occupation stock-raising; Res., 
Bingham, Neb. 

Children: 
154c. I. Avis A. Stuckey, b. May 30, 1880. 
iS4d. II. Asa W. Stuckey, b. July 8, 1882. 
1546. III. Joseph E. Stuckey, b. Oct. 24, 1887; d. Nov. 10, 
1899, at Hyannis, Neb. 



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i54f. IV. Elizabeth C. Stuckey, b. May 15, 1887; m. Frank 
W. Yeast. 

Grace Stuckey, b. Nov. 22, 1889. 
Frances E. Stuckey, b. Aug. 22, 1892. 
Hazel Stuckey, b. July 24, 1897. 
Katherine J. Stuckey, b. June 14, 1900. 

Alfred B. Stuckey spent his childhood in the home of his parents 
near Bucyrus, Ohio. He went west in 1872. At the age of seven- 
teen he went on a government survey through the western part of 
Nebraska, which was then principally inhabited by Indians. 
After his marriage in 1879 he located in Custer County, and en- 
gaged in the cattle business. Later, while Hving in Grant County, 
he served three terms as commissioner of that county, and several 
years as school treasurer. He is a member of the Masonic order, 
is a man of good reputation, and strong Christian character. An 
author made the statement a person is judged by his reputation in 
this world, and by his character in the next. Residence, Bingham, 
Nebraska. 



159 

Margaret Jane Agnew^ (Nancy^ [72], David,^ Simeon,^ 
Cornelius/ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornells^), b. Aug. 15, 1829, at 
Mt. Vernon, Ohio; d. Apr. 4, 1856; m. May 29, 1855, at 
Wyandot, Ohio, George Henry Welsh, who was b. Apr. 15, 
1829. 

Child: 
430. I. Agnew Welsh, b. Apr. 11, 1856; m. Cora E. Hous- 
stater-H 

She spent several years of her life in teaching, making her home 
with her uncle Isaac Bryant in Wyandot, Ohio, from whose home 
she was married. After her marriage she and her husband moved 
to a farm a few miles east of Wyandot, Ohio, where her only child, 
Agnew Welsh, was born. Seven days after this journey into the 
valley of the shadow of death, she laid her Hfe upon the altar of 
motherhood. Rev. Silas Johnston who performed her marriage 
ceremony also officiated at the funeral. 

G. H. Welsh was the youngest of five sons of Zachariah Welsh and 



ii8 BRYANT GENEALOGY 

Nancy Steen and was born near the village of Wyandot, Ohio, on 
April 15, 1826; he also had six sisters, one of whom, Jane Ann, 
married Jacob Bryant. Madison W. Welsh, an older brother of 
G. H. Welsh, married Jane Bryant, and Bryant became a family 
surname, there being Bryant Agnews and Bryant Welshes. 



160 

Isaac Bryant Agnew^ (Nancy^ [72], David,^ Simeon,'* 
Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornells^), b. Sept. 11, 183 1, at 
Mt. Vernon, Ohio; m. Sept. 9, 1856, Sarah R. Dille of Val- 
paraiso, Ind. Res., at Otterville, Iowa. 

Children: 

431. I. Frank Vilroy Agnew, b. Oct. 30, 1857; d. 1880. 

432. II. Ward Bryant Agnew, b. May 13, i860; Res., Fair- 

bank, Iowa. 

433. III. Mary E. Agnew, b. Oct. 16, 1862; m. Samuel L. 

Wilson; she d. Mar., 1901. 

434. IV. Nanetta Eva Agnew, b. Oct. 12, 1864; m. Arthur H. 

Wallace. She was a teacher. 

435. V. Sarah Gertrude Agnew, b. May 18, 1876; a teacher. 

Res., Independence, Iowa. 

436. VI. Fred F. Agnew, b. June 5, 1874; a medical student. 

Res., Philadelphia, Pa. 

437. VII. Herbert Ross Agnew, b , 1881. 

Mr. and Mrs. Agnew are pioneer residents of Buchanan County, 
Iowa, going there in 1854, Mrs. Agnew making her wedding trip 
from Indiana there in 1856. The entire country was sparsely 
settled, and when Mr. Agnew located on his farm in Fairbank 
Township there was not a house on the prairie between his place 
and West Union. The early settlers had a tendency to take to the 
woods. Mr. Agnew preferred the prairie land and entered 160 
acres, which he still owns, which is the only land in the county 
which has never been transferred from the original patentee. At 
various times Mr. Agnew added to his possessions. When building 
his house it was necessary to haul the lumber from Dubuque, the 
trip each way taking three or four days. Those were the days of 
deer and Indians. For the first two years, many deer were daily 





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SEVENTH GENERATION 119 

seen on the trail between Otter Creek and the river. The winter 
of 1856, however, was one of heavy snows, and the deer were nearly- 
all slaughtered that season. Indians were plenty in the spring and 
fall on their migrations north and south. They constantly begged 
for "squaw chicken," absolutely refusing the roosters. Their 
requests were usually granted, as the fowls were stolen if the demand 
was denied. In 1901 the family moved to Independence, Iowa, where 
they now reside. September 9, 1906, this worthy couple cele- 
brated their golden wedding. Both Mr. and Mrs. Agnew have 
been lifelong members of the Methodist Church, and generous in its 
support. 

161 

Elizabeth Agnew'^ (Nancy^ [72], David,^ Simeon,^ Corne- 
lius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornelis^), b. 1833; m. Chester Obed 
Wellman, who was b. 1829, at Littleton, Iowa; d. Aug. 
16, 1864. Elizabeth d. 1866. 

Children: 

438. I. Eugene B. Wellman, b. 1854. 

439. 11. Margaret Jane Wellman, b. Sept. 2, 1856; m. James 

O. Vincent -}- 

162 

Davh) Bryant Agnew^ (Nancy^ [72], David,^ Simeon,^ Cor- 
nelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornells^), b. May 4, 1835, at Pleasant 

Grove, Ind. ; d. Feb. 6, 1890, at Independence, Iowa; m , 

i860, Nancy E. Bright, who was b. Apr. 30, 1843, at Pleasant 
Grove, dau. of David Bright and Lucinda Logan. He moved 
to Iowa at the age of nineteen. 

Children: 

440. I. Gertrude M. Agnew, b. Jan. 11, 1861; m. Dec, 1896, 

George M. Baird of Butler, Pa. She was ed- 
ucated at Upper Iowa University and Iowa 
State Normal School. She taught in public 
schools until her marriage. They now reside 
at Sumner, Iowa. 



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441. II. Fay D. Agnew, b. Dec. 24, 1866; m. Minnie B. 

Green wood + 

442. III. Jesse Winfield Agnew, b. Sept. 9, 1868; m. Kittie M, 

Nalbert+ 

443. IV. Isaac Agnew, b. Dec. 26, 1870; educated at Upper 

Iowa University. Res., Fairbanks, Iowa. 

444. V. Arthur Grant Agnew, b. Dec. 11, 1873; m. Laura 

Francis in January, 1903. He was educated at 
Upper Iowa University. Res., Denver, Col. 

445. VI. Anna Naomi Agnew, b. Jan. 4, 1876; m. in 1896, J. 

H. Manning. She was educated at Independence, 
Iowa, and Upper Iowa University. After grad- 
uating she taught school until her marriage. Res., 
Independence, Iowa. 

446. VII. Minnie Dorothy Agnew, b. Nov. 4, 1879. She was 

educated at Independence (Iowa) High School 
and Iowa State Normal, and spent one year at the 
Musical Conservatory at Cedar Rapids, Iowa. 

447. VIIL Lela Inez Agnew, b. July 4, 1881. She pursued the 

same course of instruction as that of her sister 
Minnie Dorothy. Res., Cedar Rapids, Iowa. 

448. IX. Guy Owen Agnew, b. Dec. 11, 1883. He is a student 

at Coe College, Cedar Rapids, Iowa. 



163 

Martha Keller'^ (Nancy^ [72], David,^ Simeon,^ Cornelius,^ 
Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornelis^), b. Oct. 1842; d. Mar. 15, 1897; 
m. Edwin Lovejoy. 

Child: 
449. I. Claude B. Lovejoy; in railroad employment in 
Mexico. 



165 

Anna Elizabeth Keller'^ (Nancy^ [72], David,^ Simeon,^ 
Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornelis^), b. Jan. 20, 1846, at 
Valparaiso, Ind.; d. Sept. 12, 1876, at Dubuque, Iowa; m. Jan. 



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SEVENTH GENERATION 121 

15, 1864, at Independence, Iowa, Henry Wanton Northrup, 
who was b. June 11, 1839, at Braintrem, Wyoming Co., Pa. 
He is an express messenger on the Illinois Central Railroad, a 
position he has held for thirty-five years. Res., Dubuque, 
Iowa. 

Children: 

450. I. James H. Northrup, b. 1865; d. 1865. 

451. II. Anna Gertrude Northrup, b. Aug. 18, 1869, at 

Dubuque, Iowa; m. in June, 1898, William Ben- 
nett, who was b. Oct., 1868, in La Fox, 111., the 
son of Richard Bennett and Hannah Shaw. His 
parents were born in England. He was one of 
nine children. He is express messenger on the 
fast mail of the North Western Railroad running 
between Chicago and Omaha. Res., Austin, 111. 



166 

Gertrude Keller'^ (Nancy^ [72], David,^ Simeon,* Corne- 
lius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornells^), b. Mar. 18, 1848, at Val- 
paraiso, Ind.; m. Oct. 12, 1880, at Independence, Iowa, 
Ephraim Cooper Andrew, who was b. Oct. 2, 1844, ^-t Bucyrus, 
Ohio; son of Samuel Andrew and Nelly Cooper. He is a 
farmer; in poHtics, a Republican; in religion, a Presbyterian. 
Res., St. Petersburg, Fla. 



167 

John Keller^ (Nancy^ [72], David,^ Simeon,* Cornelius,^ 
Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornells^), b. May 21, 1850; d. Mar. i, 
1906, in Iowa City; m. Hattie Jones. Res., Winfield, Iowa. 

Children: 

Clara Keller; m. Mr. Allen. 

Maude Keller; m. Mr. Reagan, Winfield, Iowa. 

Winnie Keller. 

Winfield Keller. 

Henry Keller. 



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122 BRYANT GENEALOGY 

In 1855 Mr. John Keller located on a farm adjoining the town of 
Independence, Iowa, where he resided, with the exception of three 
years in Missouri, until his death. He was a consistent member of 
the Presbyterian Church. He was the grandson of a Revolutionary 
soldier. 



169 

Bryant Welsh^ (Jane^ [73], David,^ Simeon,^ Cornelius,^ 
Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornelis^), b. Mar. 15, 1830, near Wyandot, 
Ohio; d. Apr. 19, 1906; m. Mar. i, 1853, Sarah Margaret 
Stuckey, of Bedford Co., Pa., who was b. Mar. 7, 1832 ; dau. of 
Samuel S. Stuckey and Anna Silvers. 

Children: 

457. I. AHce Elmira Welsh, b. Jan. i, 1854; m. Aaron M. 

Holler + 

458. II. Jane Welsh, b. Dec. 25, 1855; m. William Z. Thomp- 

son + 

459. III. Emma Welsh, b. Aug. 10, 1858; d. Mar. 20, 1870. 

460. IV. Anna Welsh, b. Sept. 23, 1861; m. Cecil Woodward 

Brown + 

461. V. George St. Claire Welsh, b. Sept. 15, 1864; m. Emma 

Bohart of Lathrop, Mo. Mr. G. S. Welsh 
is a merchant of Apache, Okla. 

462. VI. Harry Madison Welsh, b. Sept. 7, 1866; m. Lillian 

May Bohart+ 

463. VII. Albert Clay Welsh, b. Nov. 6, 1869; m. Ida Lena 

Perry -}- 

464. VIII. Margaret Bryant Welsh, b. July 13, 1S74; m. Seth 

Carson George + 

Bryant Welsh attended the country schools near where he lived, 
and afterwards Bethany College. His father was a stockman and 
sold in the markets at Philadelphia and other eastern towns, re- 
maining at those cities sometimes several months tiU he sold the 
cattle or sheep. There being no railroads, the animals were 
driven, and, being ready for market, it was necessary that they 
should not be hurried on the way, and it took a long time to reach 
their destination. Drovers were hired to drive them, and they 




BRYANT WELSH 



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SEVENTH GENERATION 123 

had what they called the "boss" who had the management of the 
men and cattle, and would ride in advance of the herd and engage 
water and pasture for the cattle and board and lodging for the men 
for the night and over Sundays. Bryant, being a trustworthy lad, 
and old beyond his years, seemed to have responsibility thrust 
upon him before the usual time, for at the age of twelve he was a 
''boss." Hotels or inns were far apart and farmers were frequently 
forced to accommodate these herds, or see them and the men suffer 
for want of food or water. So people having fine springs on their 
places on the road to the market would feel driven to have a room 
to accommodate these men. It would usually be a large room in 
the upper story of these large log houses where they would place 
as many as four beds. The boss must sleep here in the room with 
these big rough men, and this lad, who had been brought up by a 
refined mother, dreaded these long, dangerous trips. It was neces- 
sary for him to always carry a good deal of money to pay the 
expenses of the trip, and sometimes his father had him carry large 
sums of money, usually in gold, in a belt strapped around his waist 
under his clothing. Having to ride ahead and engage the pasture, 
and then to return to the herd and see that they were brought to 
the right place, caused him to ride more than the others. It was 
a feehng of relief to be alone and lest one of these men might follow 
him he would spur his horse on and away from them. There was 
a stretch of woods on the road and, boylike, he peered among the 
shadows, fearing he knew not what, but something to be dreaded. 
All this tended to develop courage. On one of his semiannual 
trips when he had arrived at manhood he met Margaret, the young 
daughter of Samuel Stuckey, of Bedford County, Pennsylvania, 
whom he married in 1853. The Stuckeys were thrifty people, and 
in addition to the well-filled chests her father gave the young 
couple a new rockaway, a then generally used carriage. The 
young people started in this on their wedding trip to their home 
in Wyandot County, Ohio. Here they lived two years, when they 
thought it well to go west. With their little daughter Alice, then" 
a year old, in the same carriage they started, and settled on a farm 
near Altona, Ilhnois. Here they Kved for fourteen years, and here 
three other daughters, Jane, Emma, and Annie, and two sons, 
George and Harry, were born. About this time (1866) Missouri 
was attracting attention and being advertised by railroad com- 



124 BRYANT GENEALOGY 

panies. Bryant Welsh with his brother St. Clair went on the 
first train over the then just completed road, Hannibal and St. 
Joseph route, and bought a large farm at Lathrop, Missouri, where 
he brought his family March 20, 1867. At this place two other 
children, Albert and Margaret, were born, and here his family was 
reared. One of the daughters, Emma, died at the age of twelve. 
Three of the daughters, AHce, Jane, and Annie, were married here. 
In 1 901 he disposed of most of his possessions at Lathrop, and on 
November 20 moved to Apache, Oklahoma, then a town but a few 
months old, in order that he might live in a mild climate, and at 
the same time be near members of his family, some of his children 
having lived in the Indian Territory many years previous to this 
time. During his residence here he was ill most of the time, died 
April 19, 1906, and was buried at Lathrop, Missouri. It can truly be 
said that his was a Hfe of practical Christianity, integrity, and 
usefulness. He was one of the peacemakers of the community. 
When a dispute arose between neighbors and was left to arbitration 
he was usually the first man selected. He was just, and his judg- 
ment was good. He held the Sabbath day sacred and never 
allowed anything to be done on that day that could be done at 
other times. He was a consistent member of the Presbyterian 
Church. He was jovial and kind-hearted and had a host of friends 
wherever he lived. 



170 

William St. Clair Welsh^ (Jane*' [73], David,^ Simeon,^ 
Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornelis^), b. July 13, 1832, in 
Bucyrus, Ohio; d. Nov. 28, 1892, at Lathrop, Mo.; m. Feb. 17, 
1857, in Bucyrus, Ohio, Harriet E. Warner, who was b. Jan. 
18, 1836, Bucyrus, Ohio; dau. of Benj. Warner and Mary Wal- 
ton. 

Children: 
465. I. William Madison Welsh, b. Apr. 21, 1858, at Bucy- 
rus; m. Emma Kelley, dau. of Richard T. Kelley 
and Mellissa Peavy, of Lathrop, Mo. She was b. 
July 7, 1863; poHtics, Democrat; occupation, 
farming. Res., Denver, Col. 



SEVENTH GENERATION 125 

466. II. Mary L. Welsh, b. Sept. 16, 1862; unm. She devoted 

her life in kindness for others. 

467. III. Anson S. Welsh, b. Jan. 21, 1865; m. Bertha Duval. 

They have two sons and one daughter. 

468. IV. Gertrude P. Welsh, b. June 7, 1871; m. Frank P. 

Brown. They have three children, two sons and 
a daughter. The two younger are twins. Res., 
Lathrop, Mo. 

After their marriage Mr. and Mrs. Welsh lived in Ohio near 
Bucyrus on the Scioto River for one year, then moved to the Pike. 
From there they moved to Altona, Illinois. In 1867 they bought 
land two miles northeast of Lathrop, Missouri, where they built 
up a most pleasant home. Later they traded this property for a 
tract of land in Caldwell County, Missouri, where their son Anson 
now lives on the land which is the dower interest of his widow. 



171 

George H. Welsh^ (Jane^ [73], David,^ Simeon,^ Cornelius,^ 
Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornelis^), b. Jan. 16, 1834; m. Nov., 1876, 
Amanda Foster, Indiana. For years Mr. Welsh bought and 
sold stock extensively in Indiana. In Ohio he had a fine farm 
from which he shipped stock to the eastern cities. The first 
year of his married life he spent in Upper Sandusky, Ohio; the 
second year he lived at Kokomo, Ind. The climate affecting 
his health unfavorably, he with his family went in Nov., 1878, 
to Upper Sandusky to attend the golden wedding of his parents. 
Being taken ill with a congestive chill, he passed away within a 
week of pneumonia. 

Child: 
469. I. Emma Eugene Welsh, b. Sept. 2, 1877; m. 1897, 
Thomas Gaddes+ 



172 

Hannah Welsh^ (Jane^ [73], David,^ Simeon,^ Cornelius,^ 
Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornelis^), b. Oct. 3, 1837, near Bucyrus, 
Ohio; d. Mar. 31, 1875, at Newman, 111.; m. Feb. 12, 1862, 



126 BRYANT GENEALOGY 

Thomas Gillespie, who was b. July i6, 1837; son of James M. 
Gillespie, who was the son of Thomas M. Gillespie. 

Children: 

470. I. Bryant W. Gillespie, b. Jan. 26, 1863; m. Laura A. 

Milan + 

471. 11. Emma Gillespie, b. Nov. 17, 1864; d. 1866. 

472. III. Luella Jane Gillespie, b. Oct. 16, 1866; m. Oliver 0. 

Hockett+ 

473. IV. Alice Gillespie, b. Dec. 3, 1867; m. James Edwards. 

474. V. Kate Gillespie, b. Mar. 23, 1868; m. David P. Akers. 

475. VI. Pauline W. Gillespie, b. Aug. 25, 1871; m. Clarence 

W. Funk+ 

476. VII. Ralph M. Gillespie, b. Nov., 1872; d. 1874. 

477. VIII. Lela Gillespie, b. 1874; d. 1874. 

The following sketch was taken from "American Ancestry," a 
book in the Chicago Public Library, page 157: The Gillespie 
family belong to the Campbell clan. Their home was in the High- 
lands of Scotland. They were strong adherents of the Calvinistic 
doctrine, and one of them helped to frame the "Confession of 
Faith." They fought for religious Hberty. About the close of the 
seventeenth century three brothers crossed into Ireland, settling 
in County Antrim. Their names were David,^ John/ James. ^ 
During the Revolution of 1690 James^ fought under William III, 
Prince of Orange, with whom he crossed the Boygne, July, 1690. 
His sword is still kept as a relic by one of his descendants. After 
this decisive battle the Gillespies moved to County Monaghan, 
Banbridge, Ireland, where they owned a large tract of land. In 
1895 Elizabeth, a descendant, was Hving in the old home place 
where her people had lived for over two hundred years. The 
Gillespies were linen drapers. James^ married Elizabeth Riddle 
about 1700; children: James,^ John,^ Mathew,^ Enzebeth,^ Letitia,^ 
Sarah.2 James^ came to America about 1750. It was reported 
that he was killed in the war of the Revolution. John^ married 
Jane Stewart; children: James,^ Isaac,^ Jane,^ Elizabeth,^ Agnes,^ 
Letitia.2 Isaac,^ son of John,^ married Jane Boyd; children: 
seven sons and three daughters. One son, WilHam,' emigrated to 
America about 1830; settled in Jo Davies County, IlHnois. John* 
was a Presbyterian minister, educated in Belfast, Ireland. The 




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SEVENTH GENERATION 127 

first mentioned David^ married Isabella Wilson; had son Joseph,^ 
who married Sarah Breakey; children, five; one, David,^ fled to 
America to escape British yoke. 



174 

Pauline Welsh,^ (Jane*^ [73], David,^ Simeon,'^ Cornelius,^ 
Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornelis^), b. Apr. i, 1842, at Bucyrus, Ohio; 
m. Oct. 18, 1866, at Wyandot, Ohio, John S. Stuckey, who was 
b. Apr. 24, 1834, at Bedford, Pa. He d. Feb. 23, 1897, at Eddy- 
ville, Neb. He was a banker; in politics, a Republican; in 
religion, a Presbyterian. 

Children: 

Bryant Stuckey, b. Sept. 3, 1867; d. Mar. 3, 1873. 

Madison Welsh Stuckey, b. Jan. 24, 1869; m. Kate 

Ray Daniels+ 
Anna Stuckey, b. Jan. 28, 1872; m. Benton Maret+ 
Infant daughter, b. Sept. 16, 1874; d. Sept. 19, 1874. 
Ruby Stuckey, b. Sept. 15, 1876; m. Edwin S. Eves-f 

John S. Stuckey was born in Bedford County, Pennsylvania, 
April 24, 1834, living in his native state until he enlisted in the Civil 
War in August, 1862, in Company D, One Hundred and Thirty- 
eighth Pennsylvania Volunteers. For distinguished bravery he 
was made captain of the company, participating in the battles of 
Brandy Station, Wilderness, Spottsylvania, Cold Harbor, Fishers 
Hill, and Winchester. In 1872 Mr. Stuckey with his family moved 
to Plum Creek, Nebraska, where they lived two years. He was 
elected county treasurer and engaged in stock-raising and farming. 

Mr. Stuckey helped organize and was the first president of the 
Plum Creek (now Lexington) Bank; his son Madison was chosen 
assistant cashier. Mr. Stuckey's death occurred February 23, 
1897, from an affection of the heart. The death of the son Madison 
followed on the 27th of June, 1898, resulting from an operation per- 
formed at Denver, Colorado, where he had gone on business. The 
marriage of the daughter, Ruby, left Mrs. Stuckey alone in the 
world and she has since resided with her daughters in the state of 
Washington. 



478. 


I. 


479. 


II. 


480. 


HI. 


481. 


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128 BRYANT GENEALOGY 

The following reminiscences are from the pen of Mrs. Pauline 
Welsh Stuckey: 

"My parents lived six miles south of Bucyrus, Crawford County, 
Ohio, on the Bucyrus and Marion road at the time of my birth. 
My early childhood enjoyments were greatly enhanced by the 
lively, stirring boyhood of brother John, who was two years my 
junior. By perseverance I succeeded in forming a taste for refining 
and elevating thought and speech. Our home was a two-story 
house situated on a farm of eleven hundred acres. On the south 
and joining the yard was the orchard, beyond it was pasture land, 
and, farther south, cultivated lands, reaching east to the river. 
Intervening between the orchard and the pasture was a rivulet, 
which ran swiftly from the pasture to the highway, then down the 
slightly rolHng plain to the Scioto River. 

"Well do I remember the overflow of the river when brothers 
Bryant and St. Clair barely escaped drowning in their efforts to 
rescue the live stock. It rose and surged madly, flowing down the 
pasture towards the barn and house but did not reach them because 
of the low hills in the rear. The frenzied sheep sought higher 
ground for protection, but one by one they fell into the surging 
waves and were drowned. On the west side of the road our land 
extended north nearly a half-mile where the landscape effects were 
beautiful, the various tints of blue grass varied with the lovely 
white and red clover. Beyond this, in the distance, were trees; 
one, with its mammoth dignity, Hngers in my memory. It was 
large, well proportioned, and commanding in appearance. South 
of this was a meadow, rolling gradually downward in front and 
away from the house, in front of which was a beautiful grove of 
trees. A mile distant was the little schoolhouse where we were 
given six months schooling each year. Later my education was 
continued at Wyandot and Springfield, Ohio. 

"In the spring of 1856 we moved to Wyandot, where we had a 
large home with fruit and flowers in abundance. I was favored 
with two loyal, kind, and attentive brothers, George and John, 
who were always ready to take me to places of enjoyment. About 
this time in my life, my sympathies were drawn to the one whom I 
afterwards married, Captain John Stuckey, who lost a limb in 
the service of his country in the Union Army in the Civil War. I 
had known him early in life through the intermarriage of the two 



SEVENTH GENERATION 129 

families, but it was after he came home from the Civil War that I 
cared particularly for him. Sympathy ripened into love and we 
were married October 18, 1866, in Wyandot, Ohio. In 1872 my 
husband sold the farm and his interest in the old home, took a 
soldier's homestead near the little town of Plum Creek, Dawson 
County, Nebraska (now Lexington), on the Union Pacific Railroad. 

*'In this great western country I was always in great fear of the 
Indians but was not a coward, as the following incident will show: 

"One warm afternoon a Pawnee Indian wearing a red turban and 
a red blanket unceremoniously stepped into the room where I was 
working. In blunt speech he asked me for goods wherewith to 
line an unfinished cap and insisted I could give him the goods. 
Thinking to frighten me he walked to the table where I was stand- 
ing, and picked up a butcher knife; I immediately picked up a 
sharper one. He drew his finger along the blade, at the same time 
looking at me with a cynical smile. I said, 'That knife is worth- 
less, this is the sharp knife,' — holding up the one I held. With a 
look that showed defeat he sullenly departed." 

A friend of Mrs. Stuckey says of her, that her artistic abiHty is 
of the most excellent quality. Now, at the age of seventy, as a 
pleasant pastime, her work in china painting and fine embroidery 
would be a credit to one half her age. 



175 

John Bartrom Welsh'^ (Jane^ [73], David,^ Simeon,^ Corne- 
lius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornelis^), b. June 6, 1844, near 
Bucyrus, Ohio; m. Oct. 13, 1870, Louisa Flock of Wyandot, 
Ohio; she was b. June 22, 1849, at Bucyrus, Ohio. Mr. Welsh 
is a successful farmer; in politics a Democrat; Res., Woodward, 
Okla. 

Children: 
483. I. Georgia S. Welsh, b. Nov. 22, 1874; m. Walter B. 
Thompson -H 
Grace Welsh, b. Nov. 24, 1879. 
Harry Madison Welsh, b. Apr. 27, 1881. 
Frances Welsh, b. Aug. 15, 1889. 
Daniel Ralph Welsh, b. Oct. 4, 1891. 



484. 


11. 


485. 


III. 


486. 


IV. 


487. 


V. 



I30 BRYANT GENEALOGY 

He is a man of bright intellect and remarkable memory. The 
first years of their married life were spent on the Isaac Bryant farm 
near Upper Sandusky, Ohio. Then, after living for a time near 
Bucyrus, they removed in 1883 to Lathrop, Missouri, and later to 
Caldwell County, sarri.e state. In 1901 he took a homestead of one 
hundred and sixty acres ten miles from Woodward, Oklahoma. 
In 1902 they took up residence there. 

Grace Welsh was educated at the Kirksville Normal School. 
In 1 90 1 she filed on one hundred and sixty acres of land in Okla- 
homa which joins her father's fine homestead, their house being 
located so as to hold both claims, and with her father she uses her 
land for farming and grazing purposes. She has fenced her land 
and improved it, using her school money. She is energetic and 
persevering and very successful as a teacher. 



179 EIGHTH GENERATION 

Ann Eliza Bryant^ (Arthur^ [76], Elias,^ David,^ Simeon,* 
Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornelis^), b. Aug. 10, 1852, at 
Pleasant Grove, Lake Co., Ind.; d. Sept. 13, 1895; buried at 
Orchard Grove, Ind.; m. Feb. 25, 1875, ^t Lowell, Ind., Wal- 
BERT Davis, who was b. Feb. 28, 1850, at Orchard Grove, Ind. 
He was the son of Samuel Davis and Sarah J. McSparrin. In 
politics. Republican. Res., Orchard Grove, Ind. 

Children: 

488. I. Cora Jane Davis, b. Dec. 26, 1875; m. Nicholes 

Wheeler. 

489. II. George Nelson Davis, b. June 3, 1880; d. 1897, at 

Lowell, Ind. 

490. HI. Ethel May Davis, b. Nov. 12, 1885. Res., Peoria, 

111. 

182 

Elias W. Bryant^ (Arthur^ [76], Elias,^ David,^ Simeon,* 
Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornelis^), b. Sept. 12, 1858, 
Lowell, Ind.; m. Nov. 20, 1880, at Kankakee, 111., Ann E. 
Hayden, who was b. Oct. 25, 1861, at Momence, 111.; dau. of 




ELIAS BRYANT 



EIGHTH GENERATION 131 

Joseph Hayden and Maria P. Green. Mr. Bryant is a travel- 
ing hardware salesman; is a staunch Repubhcan; a member of 
the Baptist Church, He has resided in Peoria, 111., Boston, 
Mass., Indianapohs, Ind., and LaFayette, Ind. 

Children: 

491. I. Percy J. Bryant, b. May 25, 1884; m. Nov. 18, 1909, 

Lola E. Whitsel, dau. of William Whitsel and 
Lucinda Payne. Percy Bryant is a graduate of 
the LaFayette (Ind.) High School of the class 
of 1903; also graduated from the Purdue Uni- 
versity as mechanical engineer in class of 1908. 
He accepted a government position at Jeffer- 
son, Ind., May i, 190.9, as chief engineer of 
the government depot. Res .,329 Meigs Ave . , 
JefifersonviUe, Ind. Child: 491a, William 
Whitsel Bryant, b. Mar. 17, 1913. 

492. II. Edith May Bryant, b. July 17, 1886; d. Oct. 14, 

1898, at Indianapolis, Ind. 

183 

Ulysses S. Bryant^ (Arthur^ [76], Ehas,*^ David,^ Simeon,^ 
Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornehsse,^ Cornells^), b. Oct. 17, 1868, in 
Lowell, Ind; m. Oct. 22, 1893, in LaFayette, Ind., Minnie K. 
NiEHAUS, who was b. July 3, 1870; d. Feb. 22, 1908, buried in 
Peoria, 111. She was dau. of Charles Niehaus and Ann Rowley. 
Ulysses received a common school education at Lowell and 
Crown Point, Ind.; worked in the hardware and implement 
business at LaFayette, Ind., and Peoria, 111. Afterward he 
learned the barber trade, and by his clever and congenial ways 
won the confidence of the people and established a good busi- 
ness in Peoria, 111. 

Child: 

493. I. Charles A. Bryant, b. Aug. 20, 1895. 

185 

Daniel R. Bryant^ (Robert^ [78], EUas,® David,^ Simeon,* 
Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornelis^), b. May 9, 1854, at 



132 BRYANT GENEALOGY 

Hebron, Ind.; m. June 24, 1875, Mary Lois Andrews, who 
was b. Oct. 16, 1856, at Hebron, Ind. ; dau. of Solomon Andrews 
and Sarah Stholp. He was a farmer and owned a fine property 
near Hebron, Ind. In politics he was a Republican; in religion, 
a Methodist. 

Children: 

494. I. Otto Deforest Bryant, b. July 7, 1881; m. July 3, 

1904, Grace Stewart. 

495. 11. Carl Clayton Bryant, b. June 21, 1886; m. June 25, 

1907, Mary Sweney, b. Mar. 2, 1889. 

496. III. Winfred A. Bryant, b. Nov. 3, 1890; m. June 26, 

191 2, Florence Turner, dau. of James Turner 
and Cora Dunn. Mr. Turner is a successful 
farmer and dealer in imported stock. Winfred 
was educated in Hebron, a graduate of the 
high school and also of DePauw University. 

186 

Charles Bryant^ (Robert^ [78], Elias,^ David,^ Simeon,^ 
Cornehus,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornelis^), b. Mar. 22, 1858; 
m. Oct. 15, 1878, Endora Dille. 

Children: 

497. I. Floyd Bryant, b. July 31, 1880. 

498. 11. Ray Bryant, b. Mar. 8, 1883; m. Gladys Stewart+ 

499. III. Charles Roy Bryant, b. Aug. 25, 1885; d. Sept. 25, 

1886. 

500. IV. Earl Bryant, b. Mar. 24, 1889. 

501. V. William SterUng Bryant, b. Aug. 9, 1895. 

188 

LuELLA C. Bryant^ (John^ [81], Elias,^ David,^ Simeon,^ 
Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornells^), b. Aug. 22, 1862, in 
Lake Co., Ind. She is the widow of John H. Spittal, who was 
b. Aug. 31, i860, in Scotland. She was educated at Lowell and 
Crown Point, Ind.; m. (2nd) Nelson H. Straight. She is a 
member of the Society of the Daughters of the American 
Revolution. Res., Chicago. 



EIGHTH GENERATION 133 

Children: 

502. I. Bertha M. Spittal, b. Oct. 9, 1886, in Chicago; m. 

Nov., 1908, Frank M. Pierson+ 

503. II. Cassius Duncan Spittal, b. Feb. 11, 1889, in Chicago; 

student. 

189 

Marie Vance Bryant^ (John^ [81], Elias,^ David,^ Simeon,* 
Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornelis^), b. July 21, 1867, 
Lake Co., Ind.; m. June 26, 1911, Oscar G. Trieglaff, 
who was b. in Rockford, 111. She is a member of the Society 
of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Res., Windsor 
Park, Chicago, 111. 

Child: 

504. I. Helen Amelia Trieglaff, b. Sept. 20, 191 2, in Chicago, 

111. 

190 

Julia A. Bryant^ (John^ [81], EHas,^ David,^ Simeon,* 
Cornelius,^ Pieter CorneHsse,^ CorneHs^), b. Sept. 17, 1876; m. 
Dec, 1897, Earnest Hummel, son of Earnest Hummel, Sr., 
city treasurer of Chicago. Res., Chicago. Member of the 
Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Res., 
Chicago. 

Child: 

505. I. Marie Angeline Hummel, b. Mar. 25, 1899, in 

Chicago. She is entering upon her second 
year as a student at Ferry Hall, Lake Forest. 

194 

Claude J. Bryant^ (John Q? [85], Isaac,^ David,^ Simeon,* 
Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornells^), b. Mar. 16, 1876, at 
Wyandot, Ohio; m. Bertha Smith, June 25, 1902, who was b. 
Nov. 9, 1880, at Waterloo, Iowa; dau. of Wilford M. Smith 
and Delia Hass. Claude Bryant graduated from Northwestern 
University in 1901. Is practicing law at Independence, Kan. 



134 BRYANT GENEALOGY 

Child: 
506. I. Winifred E. Bryant, b. Jan. 17, 1909. 



199 

Katherine Graeton^ (Jane^ [91], Joseph,^ David,^ Simeon,'* 
Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornelis^), b. Jan. i, 1839, in 
Wellsburg, W. Va. She was a graduate of Berien College. M. 
in 1863, Thomas M. Patterson. Removed to Colorado in 
1872. She was a grandniece of Alexander Campbell, and was 
herself an adherent of the CampbelHte faith. She was a 
leader for several years in club and charitable circles in Denver. 
Mr. Patterson, b. in Ireland, lived in Denver, where he was a 
leader in Democratic politics and a lawyer of eminence. He 
was nominated for governor of Colorado but his party was 
defeated. He is a proprietor of the Rocky Mountain News. 
Mr. Patterson was U. S. Senator from Colorado. 

Children: 

507. I. James Patterson, b ; d. young. 

508. II. Jennie Patterson, b ; d. young. 

509. III. Margaret Mountjoy Patterson; m. Richard Camp- 

bell. 

200 

Mary Grafton^ (Jane^ [91], Joseph,® David,^ Simeon,'* 

Cornelius,^ Pieter CorneHsse,^ Cornehs^), b ; m. Simon 

Peckinpaw. They had one child, who died in infancy. She 
m. (2nd) Ernest Campbell. 

Children: 

510. I. Bryant Campbell. 

511. II. Samuel Campbell, b ; m. Mary ; 

child: Mary Campbell. 



211 

Jean Carson Bryant^ (Joseph W.^ [93], Joseph,® David,^ 
Simeon,^ Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornelis^), b. Feb. 17, 



EIGHTH GENERATION 135 

1850; m. July 18, 1882, John R. Miller. Res., Birmingham, 
Ala. 

Children: 

2iia. I. Margaret Elizabeth Miller. 

2iib. II. John R. Miller, Jr. 

2 lie. III. Horace C. Miller. 



213 

Joseph Wm. Cullem Bryant, Jr.^ (Joseph W. C.^ [93], 
Joseph,^ David,^ Simeon,^ Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ 
Cornelis^), b. Jan. 28, 1854; m. Helen Bowles. 

Child: 

513. I. Henry Alexander Bryant; d. at the age of 13 years. 

Mr. Bryant has been in the employ of the Chesapeake & Ohio 
Railway Company for thirty-five years; for last seventeen years, 
general yard master for the company. 



214 

John Isaac Bryant^ (Joseph W.'^ [93], Joseph,^ David,^ 
Simeon,* Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornells^), b. Aug. 27, 
1856; m. Paralee Lancaster. 

Child: 
514. I. Sidney E. Bryant, who, in 1882, m. Elizabeth 

Talbot; they had one child: 
871. I. Elizabeth Campbell Bryant. 



215 

Dorothea Lucinda Bryant^ (Joseph W.^ [93], Joseph,^ 
David,^ Simeon,* Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornells^), b. 
Apr. 5, 1861 ; graduate of a high school and of normal, Shelby- 
ville, Tenn. 

She was a very successful teacher in Tennessee, Kentucky, and 
Virginia. For twenty years principal of a young ladies' seminary 
at Clifton Forge, Virginia. She is a woman of strong character- 



136 BRYANT GENEALOGY 

istics, fine stature, having inherited the Bryant physique, a 
woman of fine mental and moral attainments, who has in her life- 
work directed many young women into useful and cultured lives. 



219 

Mary Emily Bryant^ (Joseph W.'^ [93], Joseph,® David,^ 
Simeon,^ Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornelis^), b. June 12, 
1873; ^- T. W. Cox of Virginia. 

Children: 

515. I. T. W. Cox, Jr., b. Mar. 20, 1902. 

516. II. Dorothea Bryant Cox, b. June 14, 1905. 

517. III. Elizabeth Postelwaite Cox, b. June 14, 1905. 

221 

William Henry Bryant^ (Alexander C^ [94], Joseph,® 
David,^ Simeon,^ Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornells^), b. 
July 28, 1863, in Indianapolis, Ind.; m. Nov. i, 1888, Birdie 
May Routt, b. Apr. 4, 1868, Bloomington, 111. ; dau. of John L. 
Routt and Hester Anne Woodson. 

Children: 

518. I. Routt Alexander Bryant, b. Aug. 15, 1889. 

519. II. Minnie Lou Bryant, b. Dec. 9, 1890; m. Sept. 24, 

1910, J. W. Hutchinson of Oxford, Miss. 
They have a son b. Aug. 3, 191 1. 

520. HI. Dorothea Campbell Bryant, b. Apr. 24, 1896. 

521. IV. Lila Routt Bryant, b. Nov. 30, 1901; d. 1906. 

Mr. Routt was the third assistant postmaster under President 
Grant and appointed by him as the first territorial governor of 
Colorado and elected as state governor in 1876. Afterward he was 
twice elected to the same office. Was one of the state's most 
prominent men and a leader of the Republican party. A county 
of the state is named for him. WilHam Henry graduated at the 
University of Virginia in 1886 and was admitted to the bar. Was 
assistant district attorney one term and has been very successful 
as a lawyer in Denver and Goldfield, Nevada. At present he is 
attorney for city and county of Denver. 



EIGHTH GENERATION 137 

222 

Mary Lou Bryant^ (Alexander^ [94], Joseph,^ David,^ 
Simeon,^ Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornells^), b. Oct. 26, 
1865; graduated 1863 from Stanford Female College, Ky. She 
was a successful teacher in public and private schools in Vir- 
ginia and Colorado. She taught for eight years in the Clifton 
Forge Seminary in connection with her cousin, Dora L. Bryant. 
She m. in Clifton Forge, Va., in 1899, Rev. Emmett W. 
McCoRKLE, a son of a prominent Scotch-Irish family of Lexing- 
ton, Va. He was a minister of the Presbyterian Church in 
Rockbridge Baths, Va. 

Child: 

522. I. Emmett Wallace McCorkle, Jr. 

223 

L. W. Sanger^ (Sarah Ann^ [96], Samuel,^ David,^ Simeon,* 
Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornelis^), b. Apr. 25, 1841, 
near Lowell, Ind.; d. Mar. 4, ^jDy, m. Feb. 2, 1875, at Orchard 
Grove, Ind., to Olive Wiley,' ■Jv^ho was b. Sept. 1855; dau. of 
Wilson W. Wiley and Clarinda Craft. He was a respected 
farmer, honorable and upright; in politics a Republican. 
After four years of patient suffering he died of tuberculosis, and 
was buried in the Orchard Grove Cemetery, Lowell, Ind. 

Children: 

523. I. Violetta Pearl Sanger, b. Nov. 2, 1875; m. June 29, 

1899, WiUiam Buckley+ 

524. II. Elnora Sanger, b. May 6, 1882. 

525. III. Hazel Clarinda Sanger, b. June 25, 1890, Lowell, 

Ind.; m. Apr. 29, 1908, Charles Kenney, who 
was b. Oct. 21, 1883, son of George W. Ken- 
ney, grandson of Jerry M. Kenney. 

526. IV. Sarah Ann Sanger, b. Feb. 2, 1892. 

224 

Ross Sanger^ (Sarah Ann^ [96], Samuel,^ David,^ Simeon,^ 
Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornells^), b. June 3, 1842, 



138 BRYANT GENEALOGY 

Lowell, Ind.; d. Feb. lo, 1901, at Crown Point, Ind., a victim 
of tuberculosis; m. Dec. 31, 1865, at Ross Station, Lake Co., 
Ind., to Louisa D. Hopkins, b. Mar. 20, 1846, at Hobart, Ind.; 
dau. of Benj. Hopkins and Elizabeth Norton. 

Children: 

527. I. Benjamin Harry Sanger, b. Jan. 11, 1867; m. Julia 

A. Wall+ 

528. II. Sarah Elizabeth Sanger, b. June 9, 1868; d. May, 

1880. 

529. III. Edith May Sanger, b. Mar. 21, 1877; m. Charles 

Sidney Fullmer + 

Of a roving disposition, he aUowed no business interests to tie 
him to one place, but the scenes of his earUer years attracted him 
in his closing life. In poUtics he was a RepubHcan, in rehgion a 
Disciple since 1896. Funeral was held at his brother Adna's 
home in Crown Point, and burial was made in the Lowell Cemetery. 



229 

William Alfred Bryant^ (Samuel R.^ [97], Samuel,^ David,^ 
Simeon,^ Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornells^), b. Feb. 7, 
1852, at Valparaiso, Ind.; d. Sept. 3, 1886; m. Sept. 23, 1874, 
at Englewood, 111., Alla Bartholomew, who was b. May 9, 
1854, at Valparaiso, Ind.; dau. of Stephen Leroy Bartholomew 
and Eusebia Fravel. 

Children: 

530. I. Infant, b. Oct. 12, 1876; d. in infancy. 

531. II. Caryl Hubert Bryant, b. Aug. 29, 1878; d. Jan. 12, 

1879. 

532. HI. Ross Leroy Bryant, b. Oct. 22, 1881, in Valparaiso, 

Ind. 

Ross Leroy Bryant was educated in the home school, and at 
Purdue University, where he took a course of study in civil, mechan- 
ical, and electrical engineering. On leaving school he found work 
in the West, where he has been successful, working at different 
times in all of these lines. Since 1903 he has been employed in 



EIGHTH GENERATION 139 

California. He has the same quiet, retiring disposition that char- 
acterized both his father and grandfather. He finds his chief 
diversion in out-of-door sports and in music. 

William Alfred when only 17 entered his father's drug-store and 
continued in the drug business until his death. Although he spent 
two years in Chicago as bookkeeper in a commission house he still 
retained his drug business at home. He was regarded by those who 
best knew him as a man whose word and business integrity were 
never questioned. Retiring, quiet and studious by nature, he was 
a man of deeds rather than words. He was true and loyal to those 
who proved themselves worthy of his friendship. Thus endowed 
with natural gifts and attainments he seemed only entering upon a 
useful life when death claimed its own. In politics he was a 
Democrat; in religion, a Presbyterian, 



233 

Martha Frances Bryant^ (Jacob' [99], Samuel,^ David,^ 

Simeon,^ Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornelis^), b. Mar. 21, 

1855, at Crown Point, Ind.; m. Dec. 9, 1872, William H. 

Rogers; ancestors from New Jersey; m. (2nd) Grear Nagle; 

b. 1849, in Williamsport, Pa., son of John Nagle and Mary A, 

Bennett. Res., 1501 Maple St., Witchita, Kan. 

Children, ist m.: 

533. I. Delia Adelia Rogers, b. Oct. 9, 1873; m. Albert A. 

Lindley+ 

534. 11. Elea May Rogers, b. Dec. 28, 1875; m. Loren H. 

Bump-f 
2nd m: 

535. III. Samuel Grear Nagle, b. Oct. 21, 1883; d. Oct. 29, 

1884. 

536. IV. Infant daughter, b. Mar. 17, 1886; d. Apr. 25, 1886. 



235 

Samuel Tyler Bryant^ (Jacob' [99], Samuel,*' David,^ 

Simeon,^ Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornelis^), b. Oct. 9, 

1858; d. Nov. 19, 1880, as the result of an accident occurring 



I40 BRYANT GENEALOGY 

at Rudd, Iowa, while he was in the employ of the Chicago, 
Milwaukee and St. Paul Ry. He was buried at New Hamp- 
ton, Chickasaw Co., Iowa. 

His untimely death occasioned the writing of "Down Brakes," 
by John B. Kaye, and published by G. P. Putnam's Sons in their 
collection of poems, ''Songs of Lake Geneva." Permission to 
publish it in this volume has been granted by Vashti Bayshaw Kaye, 
son of John B. Kaye, the author, and by G. P. Putnam's Sons, 
publishers. 

DOWN BRAKES 
By John B. Kaye 

The night was dark, a lurid gleam 

Lit up the trailing cloud of smoke. 
And whirling sparks and 'scaping steam. 

Which from the black-mouthed engine broke 
In fleecy masses murky-gray, 

As rolhng o'er the iron way 
The heavy freight train, like a flood. 

Swept down the steep grade nearing Rudd. 

Down brakes! the iron-hinged monster screamed; 

Down brakes ! and starting to his feet. 
While hot sparks fall like burning sleet. 

The brakeman quick his lantern takes. 
And mounting to the frosty deck 

Of the first car, turns on the brakes 
The downward thundering train to check. 

While the long, smoky banner streamed 
About him, and the fire-box's glare 

Broke fitful on the wintry air. 

Down brakes! and hast'ning toward the rear 
He leaps each moving chasm that yawned. 

Like gaping death 'twixt car and car. 
And musing as he onward strode 

He mutely thanked his lucky star. 

Which thus far brought him safe and clear. 



EIGHTH GENERATION 141 

For he had planned to leave the road, 

And this was his last run, 
And ere another morning dawned. 

As promised to his mother dear, 
His braking would be done. 



Down brakes ! the iron cyclop shrieked. 
His one great eye's mahgnant gleam 

Darting ahead a ruddy beam, 
While throbbing jets of vapor reeked 

Along his palpitating sides, 
As on a trestle bridge he gUdes, — 

A bridge with cross beams overhead. 

Down brakes! The brakeman deftly mounts 

The tall deck of a "foreign" car — 
A crushing blow ! his lucky star 

Sank like a falHng meteor. 
Ah! surely he had truly said 

'Twas his last run ! The man who counts 
His chain of life off into links 

Ofttimes counts truer than he thinks, 
Though nothing in his mind forecast 

The Unk he's counting is the last, 

Down brakes! He's silent now, and still. 

No more those stentor signal tones 
The brakeman's rugged frame shall thrill 

With action. On his face, laid prone. 
They found him on the car that night. 

Beneath the cold and clouded skies. 
His lantern on his arm still burning. 

But all the glow of life and light 
Had faded from the brakeman's eyes. 

And crimson streamers of his blood 
(Life's offering and Nature's mourning) 

Draped the tall car that entered Rudd 
An altar and its sacrifice. 



142 BRYANT GENEALOGY 

236 

Mary Ann Bryant^ (Jacob' [99], Samuel,^ David,^ Simeon,^ 
Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornells^), b. Jan. 15, 1861, at 
Lowell, Ind.; d. July 4, 1910, at Wichita, Kan., and buried be- 
side her mother at Douglas, Kan. She m. May 6, 1877, at 
Ionia, Iowa, Henry Tucker, who was b. July 8, 1857, in 
Chickasaw Co., Iowa, son of William Tucker and Julia Johnson. 

Children: 

537. I. Grace Mildred Tucker, b. July 26, 1878; m. Frank 

Cagley-I- 

538. II. Martha Frances Tucker, b, Apr. 25, 1883; m, John 

Parsons+ 

539. III. Roy Henry Tucker, b. Feb. 13, 1885. 

540. IV. Lloyd Bryant Tucker, b. Feb. 14, 1887; m, Apr. 

2, 191 2, Emma May Myers, dau. of Abraham 
Myers and Minnie . . . . , of Bloomington, Kan. 

541. V. William Clair Tucker, b. Sept. 15, 1890; m. June 5, 

1909, Bertha Toole, dau. of Roy Toole and 
Annie 

237 

Mary Joanna Robertson^ (Hannah' [100], Samuel,^ David,^ 

Simeon,^ Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornelis^), b. Feb. 17, 
1852, at Westville, La Porte Co., Ind.; m. Feb. 2, 1874, in 
Eagle Creek Twp., Lake Co., Ind., Oscar Dinwiddie, b. Sept. 
2, 1844, at Minooka, Will Co., 111., son of John Wilson Din- 
widdie and Mary Jeanette Perkins. 

Children: 

542. I. Marion Elmer Dinwiddie, b. Nov. 18, 1874; m. 

Edna Irene Gromann-f 

543. 11. Joseph Perkins Dinwiddie, b. Feb. 3, 1876; m. Alice 

Ermina Shurte-|- 

544. HI. Belle Irene Dinwiddie, b. June 21, 1879, at Plum 

Grove, Lake Co., Ind.; m. Feb. 28, 1900, at 
Crown Point, Ind., Forest Maro Gormley, 
who was b. Oct. 27, 1876, at Upper Sandusky, 
Ohio, son of John Milton Gormley and Isabel 



EIGHTH GENERATION 143 

Nye. Mrs. Gormley has in her possession a 
mahogany bureau brought from Ohio by her 
grandparents in 1835. Res., Lowell, Ind. 

545. IV. Edward Loraine Dinwiddle, b. Nov. 17, 1882. 

546. V. Edith Jeanette Dinwiddle, b. June 9, 1884, at Plum 

Grove, Ind.; m. Jan. 27, 1910, Samuel Cor- 
nelius Baird, who was b. Sept. 11, 1884, son 

of Andrew Baird and Knox. Res., 

Billings, Mont. 

Child: 
890. I. Donald Dinwiddle Baird, b. Jan. 22, 191 1. 

The Dinwiddle clan has records of the family for several genera- 
tions. There were five Davids in succession. Our data begins with 
the fourth David, who died in 1744. David, fifth, born 1724 in 
Ulster, Ireland, married December 17, 1745, Jean McClure, who 
died June 22, 1781; married (second) November 20, 1783, Elizabeth 
Kerr. He died 1802, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Thomas, son of 
Da\dd, was born March 27, 1787; married October 20, 1808, Mary 
Ann Wilson. Thomas died September 17, 1862. He and his 
wife are buried near Hebron, Indiana. John Wilson, son of 
Thomas, born October i, 1813, in Trumbull County, Ohio. The 
day he was born his father Thomas killed fifteen turkeys, four deer, 
and one bear. John W. came with his father to Porter County, 
Indiana, in 1836, while the Pottawatomie tribe of Indians still Hved 
near Hebron, on land now owned by Charles Bryant. Thomas and 
John each bought one hundred acres of land of the Indian reserva- 
tion. Mary Janette Perkins went May 5, 1818, from Rome, New 
York, her native place, to Grundy County, Illinois, to teach school. 
Here she met Mr. John W. Dinwiddle, whom she afterward mar- 
ried. Mr. Dinwiddle had a contract to construct two sections of 
the Illinois and Michigan Canal near Morris, Illinois. After finish- 
ing his contract he with his young wife went to Crown Point, 
Indiana, to live, where he engaged in merchantile business. Having 
purchased one thousand acres of land in Eagle Creek Township, he 
moved in 1852 onto the land, and adding more land until he had 
thirty-seven hundred acres, he entered into extensive farming. 
Among his enterprises he dug a ditch two miles long to change the 
channel of Eagle Creek. He engineered another ditch twenty-five 



144 BRYANT GENEALOGY 

feet deep, to drain the Cady Marsh into the Calumet River. This 
ditch is now (1913) nearly fifty feet deep. Oscar Dinwiddle, son 
of John W., possesses the sturdy character and enterprising spirit 
of his ancestors. He and his wife are staunch Presbyterians, as were 
the ancestors. The esteem in which Mr. Dinwiddle is held by his 
friends and neighbors is shown in the offices of trust with which they 
have honored him. Mrs. Dinwiddle is of the class of wives and 
mothers who fill a part in making this nation which we are proud to 
call great — modest, quiet, but with the fortitude of the pioneer 
and the dignity of Christian womanhood. They have both trav- 
eled extensively. 

238 

Joseph Harvey Robertson^ (Hannah'^ [100], Samuel,^ 
David/ Simeon,^ Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornells^), b. 
Jan. 29, 1854, at Westville, La Porte Co., Ind.; m. Mar. 15, 
1882, at Crown Point, Ind., Florence Elvena Talcott, b. 
Mar. 20, i860, at Valparaiso, Ind.; dau. of Henry Talcott and 
Elizabeth Martin. 

Children: 

547. I. Elizabeth B. Robertson, b. Jan. 8, 1883, Eagle Creek, 

Lake Co., Ind. Educated in Crown Point 
High School. She is a successful teacher. 

548. II. Francis M. Robertson, b. July 6, 1889, Crown Point, 

Ind. 

549. III. Joseph Alfred Robertson, b. Dec. 5, 1891, Blaine, 

Wash. 

550. IV. Eva Bryant Robertson, b. June 23, 1900, Eagle 

Creek, Lake Co., Ind. 

Mr. Robertson is a farmer, also engaged in fruit-growing on 
Vashon Island, Washington. He owns timber land that he entered 
as a government claim; in politics, a Democrat; in religion, a Metho- 
dist. Has resided in Crown Point and Hebron, Indiana, Benton, 
Washington, and Plummer, Idaho. 

239 

Fletcher Lorraine Robertson^ (Hannah^ [100], Samuel,^ 

David,^ Simeon,'' Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse^ Cornells^), b. 



EIGHTH GENERATION 145 

Dec. 23, 1855, Westville, La Porte Co., Ind.; m. Sept. 17, 1889, 
at Blaine, Whatcom Co., Wash., Irene Stoops, b. Dec. 23, 
1868. Residences, Hebron, Ind., and Custer, Wash. In 
early manhood he went West. Was a contractor at Blaine, 
Wash. 

Children: 
551. I. Clifford Lorraine Robertson, b. Sept. 9, 1890. 



552 
553 
554 

555 
556 

557 



II. Glen Robertson, b. Mar. 3, 1892. 

HI. Emil Marion Robertson, b. May 22, 1895. 

IV. John Herbert Robertson, b. June 23, 1897. 

V. Wendel Robertson, b. June 21, 1903. 

VI. Clara Leona Robertson, b. Jan. 25, 1905. 

VII. Irene Joan Robertson, b. May i, 1907. 



1 



240 

Eva Rosella Bryant^ (Harvey W."^ [ioi], Samuel,^ David,^ 
Simeon,^ Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornells^), b. Feb. 20, 
1 86 1, near Orchard Grove, Ind. 

Her early childhood was spent on the farm five miles southwest 
of Hebron, where she attended the Eagle Creek country school, but 
later was student in Hebron, where the family resided after 1876. 
A year later, under the influence of the "tent meeting," she became 
a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church. To her, Christian- 
ity is nothing visionary, but a reality of part of her daily Hfe. Her 
interest in missions has led her to have her Hfe insured for the 
benefit of the Methodist Episcopal Foreign Missionary Society. 
The winter of 1891-2, accompanied by her mother, who was in 
poor health, she spent in Colorado. After her return she became 
engrossed with duties in the Bryant, Dowd & Company store, from 
which she did not release herself for sixteen years, with the excep- 
tion of a winter spent in Mississippi and one in California. Since 
1908 she has been in and a part of the home of her father. 



241 

Merritt Conner Bryant^ (Harvey W.^ [loi], Samuel,^ 
David,^ Simeon,^ Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornehsse,^ CorneUs^), b. 



559- 


II. 


560. 


III. 


56i. 


IV. 


562. 


V. 



146 BRYANT GENEALOGY 

Nov. 14, 1863 in Eagle Creek township, Lake Co., Ind. ; m. Feb. 
II, 1896, Effie Wilson, b. Apr. 20, 1865; d. Mar. 21, 1913; 
dau. of John Wilson and Caroline Gregg. 

Children: 
558. I. Glenn Wilson Bryant, b. Oct. 26, 1886, d. Apr. 6, 
1887. 

Leland Dowd Bryant, b. Feb. 2, 1888. 

Bernard Ross Bryant, b. Nov. 13, 1890. 

Edith Miriam Bryant, b. Mar. 27, 1900. 

John Harvey Bryant, b. May 14, 1906. 
His early education began when, as a bashful boy, accompanied 
by his mother and hired by his grandfather, he entered the Eagle 
Creek country school. After the family moved to Hebron he 
attended the town school for a time, but the routine of the work, 
especially that of a Hterary nature, did not appeal to him. In 1884 
he was sent to Troy, Missouri, to sell out a stock of goods in which 
his father had an interest. Though there for less than a year, he 
learned to mingle with different classes of people, thus gaining a 
needed experience in his development. After his marriage in 1886 
he settled in Hebron, where he soon built a home. In 1889 he, 
with his wife, entered into relations with the Methodist Episcopal 
Church. For a number of years he was engaged with Bryant, Dowd 
& Company, later giving his attention almost entirely to the selling 
of farm machinery. However, the need of some one to look after 
the interests of the Bryant, Dowd & Company farm gave the 
desired opportunity to develop his instinct for farming and stock- 
raising. Persevering, practical, and up-to-date in his methods, with 
the aid of his two sons he is making improvements that stamp the 
present-day successful farmer. He possesses a dry humor, broad 
sympathy, and unquestionable honesty that make for him many 
and lasting friends. 

245 

Ora Viola Bryant^ (Harvey' [ioi]j Samuel,^ David,^ 
Simeon,^ Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornells^), b. June 9, 
1872, in Eagle Creek Twp., Lake Co., Ind. 

As a girl of thirteen, she became identified with the Methodist 
Episcopal Church of Hebron. She was a member of the first 



EIGHTH GENERATION 147 

class to graduate from the Hebron High School in 1890. After 
a year's experience teaching school, she attended at different times 
the normal school at Valparaiso, devoting part of the time to the 
study of music. She gained a practical knowledge of this subject 
at the Chicago Musical College, but on account of a nervous tem- 
perament she was unable to make a musical education practical. 
In 1900 she suffered a nervous collapse, which was counteracted to 
some extent by a winter spent in the South. Home-loving, she 
devotes much of her time to the needs of her father's home, while 
at other times she finds employment in the store, for the most part 
doing clerical work. Whether a duty is pleasant or disagreeable, 
she is faithful in its performance. 

246 

Ada Luella Bryant^ (Harvey W."^ [loi], Samuel,^ David,^ 
Simeon,^ Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornelis^), b. July 7, 
1874, at Eagle Creek, Lake Co., Ind.; m. Sept. 12, 1893, at 
Crown Point, Ind., Joseph Ross Wilson, who was born Dec. 
23, 1867, near LeRoy, Ind., son of Joseph Wilson and Jane 
McCay. 

Delicate as a child she aroused the sympathy of parents and 
grandparents and won many a point in her favor. She was a 
favorite among her playmates, but not because they dominated her. 
In 1885 she united with the Methodist Episcopal Church. Her 
education was obtained at the Hebron school. Because of ill 
health she did not finish the prescribed course of study. In 1893 
she became a partner in a millinery concern in Hebron of Sweet, 
Bryant & Company, but disposed of her interest immediately after 
her marriage in September, 1893. Dr. Joseph Ross Wilson is a 
practicing physician and has an extensive practice in Hebron and 
surrounding vicinity. 



247 

Nettie Ladora Bryant^ (Harvey W.^ [loi], Samuel,^ 
David,^ Simeon,^ Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornells^), b. 
Apr. 3, 1877, Hebron, Ind. 

After her graduation from high school in 1894 she attended the 



148 BRYANT GENEALOGY 

normal school at Valparaiso, Indiana, for two terms, preparatory to 
entering Northwestern University at Evanston, Illinois. Previous 
to this time she had united with the Methodist Church. After her 
graduation from college in 1900, she spent five and one half years 
teaching high school subjects, the last four being spent in the home 
school at Hebron. Any success in teaching that she possessed was 
due more to her love of, and sympathy for, the pupils than to mere 
scholarship. Since 1907 she has been with Bryant, Dowd & Com- 
pany, engaged in store duties of a general nature and especially as 
wholesale buyer of dry-goods. 



248 

Samuel Edwin Bryant^ (Isaac'' [102], Samuel,^ David,^ 
Simeon,^ Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornells^), b. Apr. 14, 
1865, Lake Co., Ind.; m. May 8, 1890, Maria Ellen Wheel- 
er, who was b. Aug. 8, 1869, near Lowell, Ind. Mr. Bryant is 
a large dealer in thoroughbred stock and is a successful agricul- 
turist; in politics, a Republican. 

Children: 

Alice Alvira Bryant, b. Mar. 4, 1891. 
Clara May Bryant, b. May 20, 1892. 
Chistopher Wheeler Bryant, b. Nov. 28, 1893. 
Lelia Marie Bryant, b. Mar. 31, 1897. 
Ruth Bryant, b. Sept. 4, 1900. 



251 

Bertha L. Bryant^ (Isaac^ [102], Samuel,^ David,^ Simeon,^ 

Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornells^), b. July 6, 1870, near 

Orchard Grove, Lake Co., Ind.; m. July 6, 1890, Harry 

George, who was b. Jan. 9, 1867, in Clifton, Houghton Co., 

Mich.; son of Thomas George and Anne Muffat. He d. Jan. 

24, 1894, at LeRoy, Lake Co., Ind. Res., 546 Wieland Ave., 

Chicago, 111. 

Children: 
568. I. Grace May George, b. Dec. 24, 1891, in Calumet, 



563- 


I. 


564- 


II. 


565- 


III. 


566. 


IV. 


567- 


V. 



EIGHTH GENERATION 149 

Mich.; m. Dec. 29, 1910, in Chicago, John 
Young, son of Frank Young and Anna B rough. 

569. II. Efi&e George, b. May 31, 1893; d. Sept. 27, 1893. 

570. III. Helen Louise George, b. Aug. 14, 1894; m. Dec. 31, 

191 2, Myron L. Armantrout. Res., 3441 
N. Troy St., Chicago, 111. 

Bertha Bryant George received a common and high school educa- 
tion. She was a teacher in a public school until her marriage to Mr. 
George. He was employed in the copper mines of Calumet, Michi- 
gan. About two years and a half after their marriage Mr. George 
contracted typhoid fever and died. Mrs. George with her two little 
daughters then made her home in Hebron, Indiana, where she served 
as clerk for several years in the dry-goods store of Bryant, Dowd & 
Company. Later she went to Chicago where she clerked for Car- 
son Pirie Scott & Company. At present she is engaged with a 
ladies' tailoring establishment in Chicago. Mrs. George is an 
adherent of the Methodist faith. Residence, 1949 Larabee Street, 
Chicago, Illinois. 

255 

Mary K. Stalter^ (Jane^ [103], Samuel,^ David,^ Simeon,'' 
Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornells^), b. Aug. 18, 1857, 
near Little Sandusky, Ohio; m. Nov. 7, 1875, at Rock, Cowley 
Co., Kan., Newton L. Yarbrough, who was b. Mar. 20, 1850, 
Warrensburg, Mo.; Res., Guerneville, Cal. 

Children: 

571. I. Ernest E. Yarbrough, b. Feb. 12, 1879; m. Sadie 

Riggan. 

572. II. Charles Roy Yarbrough, b. July 3, 1886. 

256 

George Hervey Stalter^ (Jane^ [103], Samuel,® David,^ 
Simeon,^ Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornelis^), b. Oct. 20, 
1859, at Ottawa, Kan.; m. Sept. 25, 1881, in Winfield, Kan., 
Mattie Baird, who was b. Feb. 25, 1862, in Roaring Springs, 
Ky.; dau. of Volney Baird and Emily E. Griffin. Res., Fargo, 
Okla. 



574. 


II. 


575- 


III. 


576. 


IV. 


577. 


V. 



150 BRYANT GENEALOGY 

Children: 
573. I. Emma Jane Stalter, b. May 14, 1883, at Winfield, 
Kan.; m. Sept. 3, 1902, at Woodward, Okla., 
William Alexander Wright, who was b. 
Aug. 30, 1873, in Texas; son of John Grifl&n 
Wright and Sally Elizabeth Perkins. 

Ethel C. Stalter, b. Oct. 3, 1889. 

Lottie M. Stalter, b. Aug. 30, 1892. 

John Frank Stalter, b. May 24, 1895. 

Volney J. Stalter, b. Apr. i, 1900. 

In early Hfe Mr. Stalter was a herdsman, later a farmer and stock- 
raiser. He also ran a blacksmith shop. He assisted in settHng 
three new countries. Resided in California, Kansas, and Okla- 
homa, now resides at Aberdeen, Texas. In politics he is a Demo- 
crat. 

258 

Elura Stalter^ (Jane^ [103], Samuel,^ David,^ Simeon,* 
Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornelis^), b. June 3, 1863, in 
Franklin Co., Kan.; m. June 27, 1879, in Cowley Co., Kan., to 
John K. Snyder. 

Children: 

578. I. Maude Snyder, b. Aug. 9, 1880; m. F. T. Wisley+ 

579. 11. Pearl E. Snyder, b. June 21, 1882. 

580. III. Jesse B, Snyder, b. Sept. 5, 1884. 

581. IV. Lucy Snyder, b. July 28, 1886; d 

582. V. Sophia J. Snyder, b. June 27, 1888. 

583. VI. Wildie M. Snyder, b. Dec. 13, 1889; m. May 14, 1910, 

A. L. Parish. 

584. VII. Paul J. Snyder, b. Mar. 8, 1896. 

585. VIII. Hoyt P. Snyder, b. Mar. 8, 1898. 

264 

Edwin R. Stalter^ (Jane^ [103], Samuel,^ David,^ Simeon,* 
Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornelis^), b. Dec. 3, 1874, near 
Rock, Cowley Co., Kan.; m. June 9, 1895, Dora Moore, who 
was b. Feb. 8, 1876. Res., Pacific Grove, Cal. 



EIGHTH GENERATION 151 

Children: 

586. I. Verne Stalter, b. Nov. 13, 1896. 

587. II. Harold Stalter, b. Oct. 15, 1902. 

265 

John W. Stalter^ (Jane^ [103], Samuel,^ David,^ Simeon,* 
Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornells^), b. Dec. 4, 1876, near 
Rock, Kan.; m. Jessie E. Kaats, who was b. June 29, 1876. 

Children: 

588. I. Gladys Y. Stalter, b. Mar. 10, 1897. 

589. II. Morita Lois Stalter, b. Mar. 26, 1902. 

267 

Frederick L. Stalter^ (Jane^ [103], SamueF), b. Apr. 17, 
1883, at Rock, Kan.; m. Mar. 15, 1904, to Grace Darst, who 
was b. Apr. 2, 1888. Res., Pacific Grove, Cal. 

Children: 

590. I. Mabel Grace Stalter, b. Oct. 2, 1905. 

591. II. Chester L. Stalter, b. Nov. 20, 1906. 

592. III. Eunice Viola Stalter, b. Jan. 20, 1908. 

269 

Edwin Hubert Beebe^ (Joanna^ [104], Samuel,^ David,^ 
Simeon,'* Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse^, Cornells^), b. Nov. 7, 
1881, at Princeton, Wis.; m. 1909, at Hartford, Wis., Mary 
Sullivan. Occupation, printer; educated public schools of 
Princeton, Wis. Employed in Princeton, Ripon, and Hart- 
ford, Wis., and Kankakee, 111. 

Children: 

593. I. Ruthvin Sylvester Beebe, b. May 2, 1910. 

594. II. Edwin Beebe, b. July 23, 191 1. 

272 

Arabella Cooper^ (Zebulon^ [105], Mary,® David,^ Simeon,"* 
Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornelis^), b. June 2, 1849, ^^^ir 



595- 


I. 


596. 


II. 


597- 


III. 


598. 


IV. 


599- 


V. 



152 BRYANT GENEALOGY 

Washington, Pa.; m. Feb. 27, 1873, in Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, to 
Thomas Mitchell Sellers, who was b. Aug. 7, 1845, Waynes- 
burg, Pa. Res., Aldine, Texas. 

Children: 

Charles Walter Sellers, b. July 18, 1874. 

Robert Donald Sellers, b. July 29, 1878; m. Alberta 

Johnson. 
Clyde Cooper Sellers, b. Aug. 30, 1881. 
Mary Etta Sellers, b. Sept. 25, 1886. 
Katharine Sellers, b. Mar. 7, 1893. 



273 

Isadora Cooper^ (Zebulon'^ [105] > Mary,^ David,^ Simeon,^ 
Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornelis^), b. June 2, 1849, near 
Washington, Pa.; m. 1879, John A. Downey, who was b. Feb. 
2, 1857, in Athens, Ohio, son of John Downey and Eliza Buch- 
anan. In politics a Republican; owns extensive tract of land 
in Oregon. Res., Knappa, Ore., or Stella, Wash. 

Children: 

Ralph Downey, b. July 7, 1880. 
John A. Downey, Jr., b. Oct. 16, 1881. 
Blanch E. Downey, b. Jan. 20, 1883. 
Alfred Downey, b. Oct. 10, 1884. 
Raymond Downey, b. Feb. 11, 1886. 
Maude Downey, b. Oct. 3, 1888. 
Issie Belle Downey, b. Jan. 23, 1891. 
607. VIII. Sarah Esther Downey, b. Dec. 6, 1893. 



274 

David Bryant Cooper^ (Zebulon^ [105], Mary,^ David,^ 
Simeon,^ Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornehs^), b. Oct. 12, 
1850, near Washington, Pa.; m. Sept. 25, 1879, Harriet A. 

Lewis, dau. of W. L. Lewis and Deborah Res., 

Fontana, Kan. 



600. 


I. 


601. 


II. 


602. 


III. 


603. 


IV. 


604. 


V. 


605. 


VI. 


606. 


VII. 



6ii. 


IV. 


612. 


V. 


613. 


VI. 



EIGHTH GENERATION 153 

Children: 

608. I. Carrie B. Cooper, b. Aug. 18, 1881; m. 0. C. Peter- 
son, who is in the employ of the Missouri 
Pacific Railway Co. Res., Paola, Kan. 

Child: 
899. I. Paul Peterson, b. Feb. 28, 191 1. 

609. II. Charles B. Cooper, b. June 29, 1884; m. Feb. 3, 1910, 
Mae Stroup. Res., Denver, Colo., where he 
is in the employ of an electric hght company. 

610. III. Earl C. Cooper, b. Feb. 3, 1888; employee of govern- 
ment mail service. 

WilKam Y. Cooper, b. Oct. 19, 1889. 
Russel R. Cooper, b. Dec. 31, 1892. 
Mollis M. Cooper, b. Jan. 16, 1898. 

275 

Mary Etta Cooper^ (Zebulon^ [105], Mary,^ David,^ Simeon,^ 

Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornelis^), b. Jan. 21, 1853, near 
Washington, Pa.; m. Feb. 22, 1878, in Fontana, Kan., Marvin 
M. Roberts, who was b. Jan. 31, 1855, in Fulton, Iowa. Res., 
Villisca, Iowa. 

Children: 
614. I. Maude E. Roberts, b. June 13, 1879; m. Theodore 
Frans. They have three children: 
I. Cleova Lorene Frans, b. July 23, 1899. 
11. Eva Elene Frans, b. Sept. 2, 1900. 
III. Clara Frans, b. Sept., 1906. 
Vohiey W.Roberts, b. Feb. 15,-1882; d. Feb. 23, 1882. 
Mary Roberts, b. Oct. 19, 1883. 
Leona Pearl Roberts, b. Mar. 22, 1886; d. Aug. 24, 
1886. 
618. V. Grace Belle Roberts, b. Oct. 19, 1887; m. Samuel W. 
Barker, who d. May 8, 191 2. 

276 

Eugene Norton Cooper^ (Zebulon^ [105]? Mary,^ David,^ 
Simeon,"^ Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornelis^), b. Apr. 15, 





900. 




901. 




902. 


615. 


II, 


616. 


III. 


617. 


IV 



619. 


I, 


620. 


II. 


621. 


Ill, 


622. 


IV. 


623. 


V. 


624. 


VI. 


625. 


VII. 


626. 


VIII. 



154 BRYANT GENEALOGY 

1854, in Washington, Pa.; m. Dec. 27, 1877, in Hillsdale, Kan., 
Anna Wagner, who was b. Sept. 20, 1856, in Independence, 
Mo. ; dau. of David Wagner and Sara Moore Raybum. 

Children: 

Arthur Lester Cooper, b. Jan. 28, 1879. 

Clara Cooper, b. Apr. 10, 1881; d. Dec. 13, 1885. 

Edward Cooper, b. Mar. 12, 1883; d. July 17, 1885. 

George Millard Cooper, b. Oct. 22, 1886. 

Mabel Cooper, b. Mar. 4, 1890; d. Nov. 25, 1892. 

Earl Noble Cooper, b. Nov. 10, 1892. 

Eugene Randall Cooper, b. May 25, 1895; d. Jan. 

24, 1904. 
Floyd Bryant Cooper, b. Aug. 7, 1897. 

Eugene Norton left Pennsylvania with his parents for the West 
in 1863; remained one winter near Rochelle, IlHnois; moved in 1864 
on a farm near Winfield, Iowa. In 1876 this family again removed 
to Miami County, Kansas, near Paola. In the spring of 1886 he 
moved to Pawnee County, Kansas, and recently moved to S teller, 
Alberta, Canada, where he followed extensive farming. PoHtics, 
Republican; religion. Baptist. 

280 

John Cooper Gamble^ (Catherine^ [106], Mary,^ David,^ 
Simeon,^ Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornelis^), b. Oct. 3, 
1837; m. Apr. 16, 1862, Margaret J. Fulton. 

They resided for many years on the Gamble homestead until 
November, 1901, when they moved into Winfield, Iowa. He has 
been elder and trustee in the Presbyterian Church of Winfield, and 
for more than twenty years has been clerk of Scott Township, and 
secretary of the Scott Township school board. 

Children: 

627. I. Sylvanus Cooper Gamble, b. Mar. 8, 1863; m. Nellie 

Webster + 

628. 11. Anna Gamble, b. Mar. 19, 1865; m. James B. 

Butter+ 

629. HI. Herbert Fulton Gamble, b. June 10, 1868; M. Helen 

Swain + 



EIGHTH GENERATION 155 

630. IV. Francis Harvey Gamble, b. Apr. 3, 1870; m. Helen 

Fernstrom+ 

631. V. Catherine Gamble, b. Sept. 9, 1872; m. Jerome L. 

Rawhouser+ 

632. VI. Elizabeth Gamble, b. Oct. 25, 1876; m. Fred C. 

Berks+ 



282 

Leroy Gamble^ (Catherine'^ [106], Mary,^ David,^ Simeon,^ 
Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornells^), b. Sept. 25, 1842, at 
Shelby, Ohio; m. Dec. 5, 1867, Elizabeth A. Cone, dau. of 
Isaac P. Cone of New London, Iowa. She was b. Aug. 5, 1844; 
Mr. Gamble enlisted Aug. 13, 1862, in Co. B, Iowa Vol. Inf.; 
was honorably discharged June 6, 1865, at Washington. He 
was with Gen. U. S. Grant at Vicksburg and with Sherman 
on march from Atlanta to the Sea. Res., Indianola, Iowa. 

Children: 

633. I. Harvy C. Gamble, b. Feb. 15, 1870; m. Minnie Fos- 

ter+ 

634. II. Walter Gamble, b. Apr. 8, 1872; d. Mar. 11, 1904, of 

appendicitis. 

635. III. Edwin R. Gamble, b. Aug. 11, 1876; m. May Vig- 

lenny+ 

636. IV. Caroline E. Gamble, b. Aug. 28, 1879; m. Lewis E. 

Hawes+ 

283 

Charles White Gamble^ (Catherine^ [106], Mary,^ David,^ 
Simeon,^ Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornells^), b. May 8, 
1847, Washington, Pa.; m. Mar. 31, 1874, Kate Adelaide 
Haight, who was b. Mar. 21, 1857, in Ithaca, N. Y. 

Mr. Gamble started in service for the public by filling the oflSce 
of constable for six years. He now holds the office of justice of the 
peace, which office he has held for twelve years. He is also a 
county supervisor of Henry County, Iowa. He is well known in 
his part of the state because of his interest in the political welfare 



156 BRYANT GENEALOGY 

of his county. He is a leading official of the Eastern Iowa District 
Fair Association. His residence is at Winfield, Iowa. 

Child: 

637. I. Charles Oscar Gamble, b". Jan. i, 1875; m. Mary 

Almina Hewett+ 

284 

Mary Jane Cooper^ (David^ [107], Mary,^ David,^ Simeon,^ 
Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornelis^), b. Jan. 15, 1840, 
Washington Co., Pa.; d. Aug. 21, 1903, in Conrad, Montana; 
m. Sept. 15, 1 86 1, John P. Leech, eldest son of James Leech 

and Nancy A Mr. Leech d. in 1865; m. (2nd) Aug. 

18, 1870, Thomas H. Leech, who was also a son of James and 
Nancy A. Leech. 

Children, ist m.: 

638. I. Ida M. Leech; m. George H. Vincent. They have 

six children. 

639. II. Eugene E. Leech; m Two children. Res., 

Dupuyer, Mont. 
2nd m.: 
640 III.. John F. Leech; m. Pearl Brockman. Res., Dupuyer, 
Mont. They have two children. 

641. IV. Don C. Leech; m. Willa Dorsey. Child; a son. 

642. V. Lloyt C. Leech; m. Pearl Humble. Res., Dupuyer, 

Mont. 

643. VI. Bert C. Leech. 

643a. A daughter, d. in infancy. 

Mrs. Leech when nine years of age went with her parents in a 
boat down the Ohio River. They settled in Lee County, Iowa, 
where the family Uved for several years, and later removed to 
Memphis, Missouri. Mrs. Leech was the oldest of ten children. 
She was a dutiful daughter, a faithful wife and a devoted mother. 
The welfare of home was always near to her heart. 

286 

Hester Ellen Cooper^ (David^ [107], Mary,^ David,^ 
Simeon,^ Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornelis^), b. Aug. 25, 



EIGHTH GENERATION 157 

1844; m. Andrew N. Vance, who is a merchant and real estate 
dealer in Des Moines, Iowa. 

Children: 

644. I. Grace Vance, b ; m. Judge Erickson, who is 

judge of the district court of Flathead Co., 
Mont. Res., Kalispell and Chouteau, Mont. 

645. II. Lloyt Vance, b ; m. N. M. Shields. Res., 

Afton, Iowa. 

646. III. Bert C. Vance, b ; m. Sept. 10, 1903, Ethel 

Rice. Res., Chicago, 111. 

287 

Oliver Goldsmith Cooper^ (David^ [107], Mary,^ David,^ 
Simeon,^ Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ CorneHs^), b. Dec. 4, 
1846, near Washington, Pa.; m. Jan. 17, 1882, to Amanda M. 
Downing, who was b. Dec. 23, 18 — , at Memphis, Mo.; dau. 
of Henry Hawkins Downing and Perineia Goldsberg. 

Mr. Cooper is a successful stock trader. He, with the inherited 
pioneer spirit, went when a mere youth into the new territory of 
Montana where he, with other members of his father's family, have 
aided materially in building up a new country. Mr. Cooper is a 
Republican. Res., Chouteau, Montana. 

Children: 

647. I. Downing Bryant Cooper, b. April 25, 1885; d. Oct. 

6, 1895. 

648. II. Frances Downing Cooper, b. Mar. 5, 1887; m. Elbert 

KKne. Mr. Kline is president of the Conti- 
nental Fire Insurance Company. Res., New 
York City. 

288 

Emma Theresa Cooper^ (David^ [107], Mary,^ David,^ 
Simeon,^ Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornelis^), b. May 11, 
1849; m. James Concannon. 

Child: 

649. I. J. Lloyt Concannon, who m. Hugh Ute, Sept. 11, 

1907. Res., Mansfield, Wash. 



158 BRYANT GENEALOGY 

289 

Frank Darwin Cooper^ (David^ [107], Mary,^ David,^ 
Simeon,^ Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornelis^), b. Apr. 6, 
1851; m. Apr. 24, 1884, in Memphis, Mo., Alice Green, who 
was b. Apr. 20, 1859; dau. of Thomas W. Green and Nancy- 
Priest. Res., San Diego, Cal. 

Children: 

650. I. Liniiie Cooper, b. Dec. 10, 1887; graduate of Great 

FaUs (Mont.) High School. 

651. II. Nelson Cooper, b. Oct. 8, 1891. 

652. III. Frances Cooper, b. Apr. 8, 1894; student at National 

Park Seminary, Washington, D. C. 

653. IV. AUce Cooper, b. Sept. 3, 1899. 

Frank Darwin Cooper was educated at Memphis, Missouri, and 
also graduated in Helena High School. He made a specialty of the 
study of surveying. In poHtics a Repubhcan, he was a member of 
the state legislature of state of Montana, 1882-1883; appraiser of 
property of Cascade County, twice appointed; school trustee; com- 
missioner of Cascade County two terms; chairman of board of com- 
missioners when a $300,000 courthouse was erected in Great Falls, 
Montana. He is dealer in real estate, an extensive stock trader, 
owner of twenty thousand acres of land in Cascade Coimty, Lewis 
and Clarke County, and Jefferson County; has city property in 
Helena, Great Falls, Boulder, Cascade, and Sun River. Resides 
in San Diego, California. He is a member of the Order of Odd 
Fellows. 

Mrs. Cooper's father, Thomas W. Green, who was born in 
Kentucky, is a prominent citizen of Memphis, Missouri; is treasurer 
of Scott County, Missouri; was a member of the state legislature; is 
a Democrat in poHtics; in reUgious faith a Baptist. Alice Green 
Cooper is a sister of Dr. John P. Green, president of West Jewel 
College, Liberty, Missouri, who was also pastor of Second Baptist 
Church of St. Louis. AHce Green attended school in Louisville, 
Kentucky, graduated at La Grange, Missouri; was a music teacher 
in Louisville. 

290 

LiNNiE Brown Cooper^ (David^ [107], Mary,^ David,^ 
Simeon,'* Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse^, Cornelis^), b. June 19, 




LINNIE C. MOUNT 



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EIGHTH GENERATION 159 

1854; m. Jan. 18, 1882, Jasper E. Mount, who was b. July 

17, 1847, son of Jasper E, Mount and Sarah A Mr. 

Mount is a Repubhcan. They are of the Presbyterian faith. 

A sketch of the life of Linnie Cooper Mount, born in a humble 
cottage in the Httle village of Mount SterHng, Iowa: While still 
young, her parents emigrated to a farm near Memphis, Missouri. 
Being the seventh of a family of ten children, she was not basked in 
the luxuries of for time, nor favored with surroundings of beauty, 
but acting upon the principle that every inheritance has a purpose, 
she sought opportunities; and with the guidance of wise and sym- 
pathizing parents she secured a good education in the pubUc school 
and in a private seminary, and acquired many accomplishments 
which embeUish her character, giving her a nobiHty worthy of her 
aspirations. While her goal may not have been attained, she 
looks back over the years, inspired with the feeHng that notwith- 
standing the privations her pathway has been strewn with flowers 
and overarched with the beauties of heaven. She found much 
happiness in the panorama of the farm and in the association of 
father, mother, five brothers and four sisters. Residence, Memphis, 
Missouri. 



291 

Ida Arabella Cooper^ (David' [107], Mary,^ David,^ 
Simeon,'* CorneHus,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornells^), b. Feb. 4, 
1857; m. Feb. 4, 1885, at Bowler, Mont., James Brown, who 
wash. July 6, 1847, at Geneva, 111. Res., loii South Wyo- 
ming St., Butte, Mont. 

Children: 

654. I. James Hugh Brown, b. Nov. 5, 1885. 

655. 11. Hannah Marie Brown, b. July 27, i 



292 

Charles White Cooper* (David' [107], Mary,^ David,^ 
Simeon,* Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornells^), b. Apr. 4, 
1858; m. Mary Combs, who was b. Sept. i, 1864, in Louisville, 
Ky.; dau. of Charles Combs and Catherine Cornelius. Mr. 
Cooper is engaged in real estate business and stock-raising; in 



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politics, a Progressive. He was educated at the Memphis 
(Mo.) Academy. Res., Glasgow, Mont. 

Children: 

656. I. Catherine Cooper, b. Aug. 5, 1887; d. Apr., 1899, 

while attending school at Kansas City, Mo. 

657. II. David Charles Cooper, b. Feb. 14, 1889; graduated 

from high school of Great Falls and from 
Commercial College of Great Falls. 

658. III. Leslie Lamb Cooper, b. May 4, 1890; student in 

high school, KaHspell, Mont. 

659. IV. Homer Cooper, b , 189-. 

660. V. Grace Cooper, b. Apr. i, 1886; d. June, 1886. 

294 

Adeline Hanna^ (Jane^ [108], Mary,^ David,^ Simeon,'^ 
Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornelis^), b. Jan. 18, 1840, 
Prosperity, Pa.; m. Nov. 27, 1862, John Vance Smith, who 
was b. June 6, 1836, in Carrollton, Ohio; son of David Smith 
and Elenor Hanna. In politics, a Democrat; in religion, a 
Presbyterian. Res., Carrollton, Ohio. 

Children: 

661. I. Martha Jane Smith, b. Apr. 29, 1867; m. Frank 

White+ 

662. II. Thomas D. Smith, b. Feb. 18, 1870; d. Aug. 26, 1870. 

663. III. Lulu N. Smith, b. Dec. I, 1873; m. George Kurfiss+ 

295 

Clarriet Hanna^ (Jane^ [108], Mary,*^ David,^ Simeon,^ 

Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornelis^), b. Aug. 19, 1841, at 
Prosperity, Pa.; m. May 21, 1863, Bayard Blachly Lindly, 
who was b, Aug. 20, 1841, son of John Milton Lindly and Eliza 
Blachly. 

Children: 

664. 1. John Milton Lindly, b. Nov. 17, 1864; unm. 

665. II. Jennie Franc Lindly, b. Oct. 27, 1867; m. WilUam 

Bailey Ridge way + 



EIGHTH GENERATION i6i 

In religion Mr. and Mrs. Lindly are Presbyterian. Mr. Lindly 
has served as an elder in the Presbyterian Church of Winfield, Iowa, 
for twenty-five years. He was a surveyor and farmer in early life; 
was admitted to the bar in Henry County, Iowa, in 1884, estab- 
lished the Bank of Winfield in 1885, which he still owns, and in 
addition has been in the drug business since 1879; is a member of 
the Iowa State Pharmaceutical Association, a member of the Iowa 
Bankers Association; served several terms as mayor of Winfield, 
Iowa. 

John Milton Lindly, born November 17, 1864; early education 
obtained in public schools; graduated from the State University of 
Iowa in 1889 with the degree of Ph. G.; from the National Institute 
of Pharmacy of Chicago in 1892; from the four years' course in the 
Chautauqua Literary and Scientific Circle in 1898 with admission 
to the order of the White Seal; elected without opposition mayor of 
Winfield, Iowa, in 1900, but decHned the office; town clerk of Win- 
field, 1904-06; secretary of board of education of Winfield, 1898—; 
trustee and treasurer of Presbyterian Church of Winfield, 1898-; 
secretary of the Iowa State Pharmaceutical Association, 1 905-11, 
and treasurer of same 191 1-. He is a member of the Society of 
Colonial Wars, of the Sons of the American Revolution, of Colonial 
Governors, of the Old Northwest Genealogical Society, of the 
National Geographic Society, Iowa Academy of Science, State 
Historical Society of Iowa, Iowa Park and Forestry Association, 
Iowa State and American Pharmaceutical Association, Iowa 
Bankers' and American Bankers' Association. At a recent state 
druggists convention Mr. Lindly was re-elected treasurer. At the 
Democratic state election held in July, 191 2, at Cedar Rapids, he had 
the honor of nominating the successful candidate, Mr. John E. 
Craig, for judge of the supreme court on the Democratic ticket. 
Mr. Lindly is a reliable genealogist. We are indebted to him for 
assistance in furnishing data for the Bryant Genealogy. He has 
compiled and pubHshed a genealogy of the Lindly family, from 
which the following is copied: 

"The Lindly ancestry dates to two emigrants, John and Francis, 
brothers, who came to Connecticut in 1639. Francis married 
Susanna Culpepper, June 24, 1655. Their children were: Deborah, 
b. 1656; Ruth, b. 1658; Ebenezer, b. 1660; John, b. 1666 or 1667; 
Benjamin, Joseph, Jonathan. The first three were born in Bradford, 



1 62 BRYANT GENEALOGY 

Connecticut, the last four in Newark, New Jersey. John and 
Jonathan lived at Morristown, New Jersey, John^ had sons John'^ 
and Daniel. John^ had following children: Stephen, Junia, Caleb 
(who served in Revolutionary War with New Jersey troops) , John 
(captain in Revolutionary War), Levi, b. 1731 (d. 1801), Demas, 
Phillip (served in- Revolutionary War), Phoebe, and Hannah. 
Caleb, Levi, Demas, and Phillip went in an early day to Washing- 
ton, Pennsylvania. The name has had various spellings; as, Linde, 
Lindsley, Lindsly, Linsly, Lindley, etc. Mr. Bayard B. Lindly 
descends from Levi, of 1731. Mr. John M. Lindly has a copy of 
the will of John, the father of Levi." 

Mr. J. M. Lindly compiled an enumeration of the wild flowers 
of Story County, Iowa, from the herbarium of V. C. Gambell, which 
makes a valuable addition to the Iowa Academy of Science. 



296 

Mary Ellen Hanna^ (Jane^ [108], Mary,^ David,^ Simeon,^ 
Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornells^), b. Dec. 21 1843, 
Prosperity, Pa.; m. Sept. 24, 1868, Demas Lindley McVay, 
who was b. Jan. 13, 1844; d. Sept. 2, 191 1. He was the son of 
Franklin McVay and Priscilla Day. He was a liberal supporter 
of the Presbyterian Church of Prosperity, Pa., of which he was 
a member. Res., Prosperity, Pa. 

Children: 

666. I. Leaima Jane McVay, b. Dec. 10, 1869; m. Charles 

Donaldson+ 

667. II. Priscilla D. McVay, b. Dec. 8, 1871; m. John Calvin 

French + 

668. III. Thomas Frankhn McVay, b. Apr. 3, 1874; m. Jose- 

phine Bell+ 

669. IV. John McVay, b , 1880; d. Apr., 1885. 



297 

John Walker Hanna^ (Jane^ [108], Mary,® David,^ Simeon,^ 
Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornells^), b. Sept. 23, 1846, in 
Prosperity, Pa.; m. Oct. 26, 1882, Caroline Elizabeth Dun- 




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EIGHTH GENERATION 163 

CAN, who is a descendant of Governor Mayhew of Martha's 
Vineyard. She is graduate of the Council Bluffs High School; 
is a member of the order of the Eastern Star; is the leader of 
the church choir. 

Children: 

670. I. John Thomas Hanna, b. Oct. 31, 1890, graduated 

from Winfield High School in 1908; graduated 
from College of Liberal Arts in state of Iowa 
in 191 2 with degree of B. A. ; is now a medical 
student at Iowa State University; is on the 
editorial staff of the College of Medicine of 
the University paper, the Daily lowan; is a 
member of the Glee Club. 

671. II. Walker Duncan Hanna, b. Oct. 26, 1892; graduated 

from Winfield High School in 19 10; is a junior 
student in Iowa State University. He is at 
times assistant cashier in the Bank of Win- 
field. He is first lieutenant of his company 
of the University Cadets. 

Dr. Hanna graduated from the medical department of the State 
University of Iowa in 1873. He has taken post-graduate courses 
in St. Louis and in Chicago. He was in St. Louis, Missouri, at the 
time of the yellow fever epidemic in 1878, being in the city quaran- 
tine service. He has been located in Winfield, Iowa, since Septem- 
ber, 1879. Held office of mayor of Winfield; president of South- 
west Iowa Medical Association; for twenty-five years surgeon for 
Burlington and Western Railroad, and the Burlington and North 
Western Railroad; president of Winfield Board of Education; post- 
master from 1885 to 1889; president of the Southeast Iowa Fair 
Association; was Democratic nominee for state senator. He is a 
Knight Templar of the Masonic Order, including membership in 
the Chapter, Commandery and Mystic Shrine. Mrs. Hanna is a 
leader in musical circles. 

298 

Jane Hanna^ (Jane^ [108], Mary,® David,^ Simeon,^ Corne- 
lius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornells^), b. Dec. 15, 1848; m. Sept. 
I, 1873, in Winfi.eld, Iowa, Frank D. Kelley, who was b. 



673- 


II. 


674- 


III. 


675- 


IV. 


676. 


V. 


677- 


VI. 



164 BRYANT GENEALOGY 

Sept. 22, 1843, at Carroll ton, Ohio; retired farmer; in politics, a 
Democrat; in religion, Presbyterian. Res., Phillipsburg, Kan. 

Children: 

672. I. Mary Frances Kelley, b. Oct. 8, 1875; m. Harry 
Roach + 
Claude Kelley, b. Sept. 30, 1877. 
Charles Kelley, b. Aug. 31, 1880. 
Frank Kelley, b. Mar. 22, 1885; d. Mar. 25, 1902. 
Randolph Kelley, b. Mar. 23, 1888. 
Jennie D. Kelley, b. Feb. 7, 1894. 



300 

Charles Cooper Atkinson^ (Mary^ [109], Mary,^ David,^ 
Simeon,^ Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornelis^), b. Feb. 18, 
1841, at Hollidays Cove, Hancock Co., W. Va. ; d. Apr. 10, 1905; 
m. Nov. II, 1866, in the ist Universalist ch. Pittsburgh, Pa., 
to Amelia Chapin, who was b. Sept. 3, 1850, in Rochester, 
N. Y.; d. Jan. 5, 1881, at La Cygne, Kan. She was dau. of 
Freeman Chapin. Mr. Atkinson m. (2nd) Margaret Sellers, 
of Paola, Kan. In politics he was a Democrat He was a den- 
tist and practiced in La Cygne, Kan., until the time of his 
death; buried in La Cygne. 

Children, ist m.: 

678. I. Frank Atkinson, b. Aug. 21, 1868; d. May 10, 1899. 

679. II. Nora Atkinson, b. Feb. 14, 1870; m. James 0. 

Kelsey. Res., 12 18 Riverview Ave., Kansas 
City, Mo. 

680. III. Mabel Atkinson, b. Sept. 25, 1871; m. Wilber Allen. 

Res., La Cygne, Kan. 
Child: 994a. Frank Allen. 

681. IV. Ida Gertrude Atkinson, b. Dec. 16, 1874; m 

Reid. 

682. V. Florence Josephine Atkinson, b. Oct. 25, 1876; m. 

Bruce Dennis. Res., La Grande, Ore. 
Child (994b) : Claire Dennis. 
2nd m. 



EIGHTH GENERATION 165 

683. VI. Cleda Atkinson, b. Sept. 15, 1885; m. William H. 

Blaker. 

684. VII. Chester, b ; d. at age of two or three years. 



303 

Charles Cooper Vankirk* (Sarah^ [no], Mary,^ David,^ 
Simeon,^ Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornelis^), b. Oct. 10, 
1842; m. Elizabeth F. Gamble, b. June, 1848; d. Oct. 23, 
1 913. She was the dau. of Levi W. Gamble and Barbara Wey- 
gandt. Mr. Gamble followed farming and stock-raising. He 
d. Dec. 18, 1891. Mrs. Gamble d. Dec. 5, 1907. 

Child: 
685. I. Dora G. Vankirk, b. Jan. 22, 1869; d. Mar. 20, 1883. 

Charles C. Vankirk was educated at Washington and Jefferson 
College and at State Normal College, California, Pennsylvania. He 
taught school three years. Later conducted a general merchandise 
store at Scenery Hill, Pennsylvania. In 1880 he removed to Wash- 
ington, Pennsylvania. He was a commercial salesman for eighteen 
years. He is now Hving a retired Hfe in Washington, Pennsylvania. 



305 

Mary Jane Vankirk^ (Sarah^ [no], Mary,^ David,^ Simeon,* 

Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornells^), b. Oct. 10, 1846; m, 

George Washington McElree, Sept. 8, 1869, at the home 

of her parents in Washington, Pa. Mr. McElree was the son 

of James McElree and Martha Boyd Resided in Washington, 

Pa., and in Crafton, a suburb of Pittsburgh, Pa. 

Children: 
686. I. Hiram Winnett McElree, b. Mar. II, 1873. He was 
graduated from Washington and Jefferson 
College in 1901. Since that time he has been 
engaged in educational work. He was prin- 
cipal of the Eighth Ward Schools, Washing- 
ton, Pennsylvania, for eight years, principal 
of the Ingram Schools, in the suburbs of Pitts- 



i66 BRYANT GENEALOGY 

burgh, for four years. He is now superin- 
tendent-principal of three of the leading 
schools of Pittsburgh — the Bane, Brashaer, 
and Jefferson schools. 

687. II. Helen Brown McElree, b. Nov. 13, 1885; was 
graduated from the Washington Female Sem- 
inary in 1905. She was a successful teacher 
in the public schools of Washington, Penn- 
sylvania, for six years, and is now a teacher 
in the Pittsburgh schools. 

698. III. Ralph Alexander McElree, b. Nov. 13, 1888; d. 
May 18, 1901. 

307 

Morris Reverdy Day^ (Elizabeth'^ [112], Mary,^ David, 

Simeon,^ Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornelis^), b. Aug. 11, 

1846, in Morris Twp., Green Co., Pa.; m. 187-, Dora Elder, 

dau. of G. W. Elder and Emily Bonsell. She was b. Aug. 11, 

1852; d. Nov. 27, 1885, Klemme, Iowa. 

Children: 

689. I. Margaret Elizabeth Day, b. Nov. 26, 1871; m. 

Frederick P. Skow-|- 

690. II. Estella Dell Day, b. Feb. 5, 1875; m. Rev. Hans 

Nissen+ 

691. III. Ida Alice Day, b. Apr. 30, 1877; m. John Baum- 

gartner-f 

692. IV. John Nelson Day, b. Sept. 9, 1881; m. Anna Mildred 

Smith, Jime 26, 1907. Res., Buffalo Center, Iowa. 

693. V. Stephen Hockley Day, b. Dec. 14, 1883; m. May 16, 

1 9 10, Esther Law. Res., Hubbard, Ore. 
Children: lola Mary Day, b. Feb. 22, 191 1. 693b., 
Wilma Lucille, b. June 19, 1913; 

694. VI. Morris Reverdy Day, b. Dec. 15, 1885; m. Vivian 

Kimball. Res., Montpelier, Idaho. Child: 
M. Mildred Day, b. June 20, 1913. 

Mr. Day was a large land owner and banker; in politics, a Demo- 
crat; in religion, a Methodist. He enlisted in the Civil War, in 
Company K, Third Illinois Cavalry, as a private in 1865, under 



EIGHTH GENERATION 167 

Lieutenant Danley (General Wilson, Division Commander) and was 
promoted to the ofi&ce of Sergeant. He enlisted at Dixon, Illinois, 
and was honorably discharged October 10, 1865, at the age of 
eighteen years. 

310 

Mary Elizabeth Vaile^ (Caroline^ [113], Mary,® David,^ 
Simeon,^ Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornelis^), b. Apr. 28, 
1849, ii^^r Washington, Pa., removing with her parents to Lane 
(now Rochelle), 111., in the fall of 1853. 

Mary, as she is called by a large and appreciative circle of friends, 
has led a quiet life of usefulness in deeds of kindness for others, Hving 
in quiet dignity in the parental home, an ever-ready assistant with 
loving care and sympathy. She is an extensive reader. Society has 
but Httle charm for her. Not an unkind word is ever spoken by her 
of anyone. She is an exempHcation of a true Christian character; 
ever zealous in her Master's cause. She has been for several years 
treasurer of the Woman's Missionary Society of the First Presby- 
terian Church of Rochelle, lUinois, of which she is a member. She 
is a charter member of the Rochelle Chapter of the Daughters of 
the American Revolution. 

311 

Clara E. Vaile^ (Caroline^ [113], Mary,® David,^ Simeon,'* 
Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornelis^), b. Jan. 9, 1851, 
Washington, Pa.; m. Jan. 26, 1882, Miles Joseph Braiden, 
who was b. Oct. 10, 1835, Castile, Wyoming Co., N. Y.; d. 
May 19, 1905 ; son of Roger Ascham Braiden, b. 1800, New York 
City, and Sophia Fletcher, dau. of Isaac Gardner Fletcher, b. 
Oct. 26, 1768, Westfield, Mass., and Ruth Pierce, b. Apr. 17, 
1767, dau. of Jonathan Pierce. Res., RocheUe, 111. 

Children: 

695. I. Roscoe Vaile Braiden, b. May 7, 1888; m. Anna 

Geraldine Allen -f- 

696. 11. Bryant Fletcher Braiden, b. Aug. 13, 1893; graduate 

of Rochelle High School; completed sophomore 
year at Monmouth College, Monmouth, 111. 



i68 BRYANT GENEALOGY 

Entered Cornell Law School, at Ithaca, N. Y., 
1913. Heinherits the Bryant stature. He is six 
feet three inches in height; is a college athlete. 
697. III. Marion Gillespie Braiden, b. May 10, 1896; student, 
sophomore year at Ferry Hall, Lake Forest, 111. 

Clara Vaile was educated in the public schools. Her father 
came from a long line of educators, and appreciated educational 
advantages. He was usually a member of the school board, and 
secured the best available instructors, sometimes supplementing 
personally the necessary funds to secure the best teachers. Clara 
was sent to Rockford College, Rockford, Illinois. In the fall of 
1870, after leaving seminary, as it was then termed, she entered the 
Rochelle public school as a teacher, making a specialty of primary 
work "for which she was eminently fitted, receiving state recogni- 
tion for best methods and best results." A specimen of this 
primary work was sent to the World's Centennial Exhibition held 
at Phildelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1876, and received third highest 
award in the United States. The Lakeland- Auburndale Herald 
of February, 191 2, in a sketch written on the occasion of a visit of 
Mrs. Braiden to Lakeland, Florida, mentions in part as follows: 
''Mrs. Clara V. Braiden is one of the best known club women in the 
state of Illinois. She was instrumental in organizing the Woman's 
Club of Rochelle, Illinois, now consisting of one hundred and fifty 
members, and was its president for three terms. She was district 
president of the Federated Clubs of northern Illinois." In 1890 
Mrs. C. V. Braiden organized a Chautauqua Reading Circle in 
Rochelle, which organization has since had a continuous flourishing 
existence, graduating students, which formed an alumni of sixty- 
three members. Mrs. Braiden has acted in the capacity of presi- 
dent of both organizations. She graduated from the Chautauqua 
Literary and Scientific Circle in class of 1904, with White Seal 
honors. She is a member of the Daughters of the American Revo- 
lution, having verified the military record of five Revolutionary 
ancestors. She is a charter member of the Rochelle Chapter of 
the Daughters of the American Revolution, of which chapter she 
served two terms as regent. She represented the Illinois chapters 
at the Conservation Congress held in Kansas City, Kansas, in 191 1. 
and the American Peace Congress held in St. Louis, May, 1913, 
one of three Daughters of the American Revolution to represent 




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EIGHTH GENERATION 169 

Illinois. If Mrs. Braiden were asked in what way she had best 
served the interests of the community in which she hves it would, 
we beheve, be instruction in the Sabbath school. Always having 
had a fondness and fitness for teaching she began with a class in 
the Sunday school at the age of seventeen, and has been continously 
in that work for more than forty years, counting many scores who 
have received bible instruction from her. 

She was thirteen years secretary of the Woman's Foreign Mis- 
sionary Society of the First Presbyterian Church of Rochelle, and 
was twice president of the Ladies' Aid Society of that church. As 
a manager of business affairs, she deserves special mention. The 
Lakeland- Auburndale Herald says: "She ranks as one of the most 
successful business women of the State of IlHnois." She has had 
the management of an estate for the past ten years, and owns a 
lumber and coal business estabhshed by her husband in 1871, which 
is conducted by a competent manager under her supervision. She 
has been equally successful in managing her real estate interests, 
which include more than eleven hundred acres of farming land. 
As busy as she has always been she has found time to search out 
Bryants in nearly every state in the Union and arrange their 
records in genealogical form. While travehng in America and 
in Europe she has ever been on the lookout for genealogical data. 
Mrs. Braiden is a member of the Salome Chapter of the order of the 
Eastern Star. 

From Ogle County History: "Miles J. Braiden was for many 
years prominent among the energetic, far-seeing and successful 
business men of Rochelle. His Hfe history most happily illustrates 
what may be attained by faithful and continued effort in carrying 
out an honest purpose. Integrity, activity, and energy have been 
the crowning points of his success, and his connection with various 
business enterprises and industries have been of decided advantage 
to his community, promoting its material welfare in no uncertain 
manner. He came from Wyoming County, New York, to Wauke- 
gan, IlHnois, in 1850, where he attended the Waukegan Academy. 
He went to Rochelle, Illinois, in 1856, and embarked in the grocery 
and grain business. In i860 he purchased six hundred and forty 
acres of land in Lee County, Illinois. For a term of years he de- 
voted his time and attention to the occupation of farming. In 1868 
he purchased two farms, upon which he platted additions to the 
city of Rochelle. In 187 1 he began deahng in lumber, coal, ice and 



I70 BRYANT GENEALOGY 

building stone from the quarries on his own land within the limits 
of the city, from which thousands of cords of excellent building 
stone have been taken and an inexhaustable supply yet remains. 
In this quarry abound exhaustless and never-failing springs of the 
purest water from which each year the ice crop is taken for the city 
supply. Mr. Braiden has been instrumental in having built a large 
number of houses in Rochelle by reason of his progressiveness and 
by offering such inducements as would enable almost any one to 
secure a home, thus adding to the welfare of the city. No one has 
had a higher place in the estimation of the people than he." The 
Chicago Evening Journal of February 9, 1877, gives as follows upon 
the occasion of the completion of the branch of the Chicago, Burhng- 
ton and Quincy Railroad through Rochelle: "Rochelle owes its 
success and prosperity mainly to a few pubHc-spirited individuals, 
foremost among whom is M. J. Braiden, who has laid out four addi- 
tions to the town, and built in all nearly one hundred dweUings, 
which have either been sold or rented." 

In political sentiment he was a stanch Republican, and took a 
prominent and influential part in pubHc affairs. He was treasurer 
of school funds of Reynolds Township, Lee County, for twelve 
years during his entire residence there. He was elected supervisor 
of the township; held that ofiice six years; the last two elections he 
received every vote cast for the office. He also served six years as 
supervisor of Flagg Township, Ogle County. In 1870 he was 
elected to the General Assembly of Illinois, and most ably repre- 
sented his district in that body. He served in the city offices of 
Rochelle. He has been characterized as a man of enterprise, in- 
domitable energy, liberal views, positive character, and very gen- 
erally known for his kindness to those in need. His father, 
Roger Ascham Braiden, was of Scotch-EngHsh descent; born 
in New York City. Roger Braiden was the son of Joseph Braiden 
and Nancy Gillespie, a descendant of the Campbell clan of 
Scotland. Miles J. Braiden^ was the son of Sophia Fletcher Brai- 
den,^ who was the daughter of Isaac G. Fletcher,^ who served in the 
War of the Revolution; married Ruth Pierce. Isaac G. Fletcher^ 
was the son of Joshua Fletcher^ of Westford, Massachusetts; born 
1 731; married Elizabeth Raymond. Joshua^ was the son of 
Joseph Fletcher,* born 1689, Chelmsford, Massachusetts; married 
Sarah Adams of Concord, Massachusetts, a descendant of the 
President John Adams and Samuel Adams family — ancestry : Ap. 




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EIGHTH GENERATION 171 

Adam of Early Scotland. Joseph Fletcher* was the son of Joshua 
Fletcher,^ born 1648; married Sarah Willy. Joshua^ was the son 
of William Fletcher,^ born in England, 1622; came with his parents 
to Concord, Massachusetts, in 1630; married Lydia Bates. He 
was the son of Robert Fletcher,^ who was born in England in 1592; 
emigrated to Concord, Massachusetts, in 1630. The name Fletcher 
is from the French Fleche, an arrow. Rev. W. G. Dymock Fletcher, 
of Oxford, England, who is well versed in the genealogy of the 
Fletcher family in England, remarks: "There can be no doubt but 
that the family is one of great antiquity, as is apparent from its 
ancient arms — sable, a cross flory between four scallop shells 
argent; this coat of arms would indicate that one or more of the 
members of the family took part in the crusades." Bentham, in his 
"Baronetage of England," says: "The Fletchers are supposed to be 
of Norman descent, and to have come over with William the Con- 
queror." He gave quotations to prove the assertion. 

Mr. Braiden has the following Pierce ancestry: Ruth Pierce,^ an 
aunt of President Franklin Pierce, was the daughter of Jonathan 
Pierce^ of Groton, Massachusetts; born 1727; married 1750, Ruth 
Gilson, born 1728. Jonathan^ was the son of Stephen Pierce,^ born 
1678; married Rachel Harrod. He was the son of Jacob Pierce,* 
who was the son of Steven Pierce,^ born 1651; married Tabitha 
Parker. Steven^ was the son of Thomas Pierce,^ born 1608; mar- 
ried Elizabeth Cole. He was the son of the emigrant ancestor 
Thomas Pierce,^ who came from England in 1633-4 with his wife 
Elizabeth, who was born in England in 1595. Thomas was born 
1583. "The name Pierce is from Piercy or Percy. The renowned 
family of Percy of Northumberland, England, derived their name 
from the Percy forest in the prpvence of Maen, Normandy, from 
whence they came, which signifies a stony place, from Pierre, the 
ancient fief of the family who settled in Normandy before the 
cession of the province to Rollo (Wm. Arthur's Etymological Dic- 
tionary). The name de Perci is in the Doomsday Book, land owner. 
William de Perci and brother Serlo assisted in the Conquest of Eng- 
land, 1066. 



I 



312 

Susan Maria Vaile^ (Caroline^ [113], Mary,^ David,^ 
Simeon,^ Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornelis^), b. Aug. 8, 



172 BRYANT GENEALOGY 

1852, Washington Co., Penna.; m. Feb 10, 1876, Charles 
Edwin Cort, who was b. Mar. i, 1841, in Monogahela City, 
Pa. ; d. Aug. 3, 1903. He was the son of Jacob Cort and Jane 
Mary Carson, dau. of Andrew Carson and Ruth Clayton. 

Children: 

698. I. Belle Cort, b. Aug. 6, 1877; m. Abner Shirk+ 

699. II. Caroline Vaile Cort, b. Oct. 14, 1879; m. Mortimer 

Muraine. Graduate of Huron High School, 
Huron, S. D., and Huron College, S. D. 
Child, 955a, Thomas Edwin, b. July 7, 1913. 

700. III. Jane Mary Cort, b. Mar. 14, 1883; m. Harry Len- 

hart4- 

701. IV. Edwin Gallatin Cort, b. Sept. 2, 1885; graduated 

from Huron High School, also graduated in 
191 1 from the State Agricultural CoUege at 
Ames, Iowa. He is a professor in college at 
Browns Valley, Minn. 

702. V. Joseph Clayton Cort, b. Dec. 3, 1887; graduated at 

Huron High School, is now (1913) a senior at 
Iowa State College at Ames, Iowa. He re- 
mained from college long enough to preempt 
a homestead near Caton, S. D. 

703. VI. Ruth Helen Cort, b. June 10, 1892, in Huron, S. D. 

Mrs. Cort was educated in the common schools. She is a person 
of much energy and decision of character. Having been left a 
widow while her children were still young, she used to the best pos- 
sible advantage the means at her command to educate five of her 
six children through high school and coUege. She is very active 
and efl&cient in the duties of her church. 

Charles Edwin Cort, fourth child and second son of Jacob and 
Jane M. Cort, was educated in the pubHc schools of Monongahela 
City, Pennsylvania, and went to Illinois with the family and was 
one of the lads who made it possible to go on a farm, care for and 
provide for the family. He was on the farm until August of 1862, 
when, at the call of the President for 600,000 men, he went to the 
front and joined Company H, of the Ninty-second IlHnois Volun- 
teers, under Colonel Smith D. Atkins. They crossed the Ohio 
River at Covington, Kentucky, and came home by way of Balti- 
more, Maryland, having been through Kentucky, Tennessee, 




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EIGHTH GENERATION 173 

Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, and Virginia. 
The regiment was mounted when out eighteen months and they 
were "From Atlanta to the Sea" with General Kilpatrick. Charles 
Edwin was in constant and continuous service, having never been 
in the hospital or off duty. The regiment reached Chicago July 2, 
1865, and the boys arrived at home for the Fourth. They were 
mustered out the latter part of July at Chicago, and Charles, Hke 
a large majority of the regiment, returned to the farm. The 
family, who had Hved in Lee County, Illinois, from March, 1855, 
removed in 1867 to Ogle County, near Rochelle. 

Captain Cort, besides his career as a soldier in the Civil War, had 
charge of Company F, Second Regiment, Illinois National Guards. 
He was an early settler in Dakota before it was a state, and was 
a member of the convention that framed its constitution. He was 
elected on the issue of a prohibitory clause, in the new constitution, 
helped to adopt it, and also to accept it at the polls. He was 
active in local affairs of the new state, especially in organizing 
churches and schools, being called the father of the first Presby- 
terian Church in St. Lawrence, South Dakota, and was one of its 
first elders. He was an able, fearless, and upright man, and died 
full of faith and hope. 

313 

Anna Eliza Vaile^ (Caroline^ [113], Mary,^ David,^ Simeon,^ 
Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornells^), b. Apr. 13, 1854; d. 
May 23, 191 1, of paralysis, living only two days; m. May 2, 
1903, at Portland, Ore., David Byron Hall, who was b. May 
28, 1852, at Bridgetown, Nova Scotia; son of Edward Fellows 
Hall and Hannah Tupper. 

Mrs. HaU was for many years a successful primary teacher, 
holding a state certificate. She was also a teacher of physical 
culture. She lectured on Pschycology in several of the cities on 
the Pacific Coast, and is the author of several booklets on Physical 
Culture and kindred subjects. She was assistant editor of a 
magazine entitled "We." She traveled extensively. Residence, 
Los Angeles, California. 

314 

Emma Caroline Vaile^ (Caroline^ [113], Mary,^ David,^ 
Simeon,^ Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornells^), b. Mar. 13, 



174 BRYANT GENEALOGY 

1864; m. Feb. 9, 1884, Eugene L. Cole, son of Van Rensellaer 
Cole, who was the son of Abraham Cole. The mother of 
Eugene L. was Abigail Wilson, dau. of Kady Wilson, who was 
son of Peter Wilson of Horseneck, Conn., a soldier of the War 
of the Revolution. 

Children: 

704. I. Willard George Cole, b. Oct. 17, 1886; electrician. 

705. II. Frederick Gallatin Cole, b. Aug. 26, 1890; in cloth- 

ing house, Centralia, 111. 

Mrs. Emma Vaile Cole possesses more than ordinary artistic 
ability. She is not only an expert amateur with the brush, but this 
rare ability is shown in the industry of the home. Her needle- 
work is of the finest, she having received an Illinois state diploma 
for fancy embroidery. The artistic quality of her literary talent is 
shown in her productions for the local clubs. Mrs. Cole is a mem- 
ber of the First Presbyterian Church of Rochelle and served as 
president of the Woman's Aid Society of the church. She is a 
member of the order of Eastern Star and, a charter member of the 
Rochelle Chapter of the society of the Daughters of the American 
Revolution. Residence, RocheUe, Illinois. Cole, also Colle, is 
an ancient family name — found in Doomsday Book as holding land 
in England in time of William the Conqueror. 

315 

Edward Leonard Vaile^ (Caroline^ [113], Mary,^ David,^ 

Simeon,^ Cornelius,^ Pieter CorneHsse,^ Cornells^), b. Nov. 4, 

1868, Rochelle, 111.; m. June 5, 1899, ^-t Ann Arbor, Mich., 

Maude Eggert, who was b. Feb. 28, 1877, dau. of Augustus 

Charles Eggert, son of Henry Eggert and Theresa Thomas, dau. 

of Anne Haine. 

Child: 

706. I. Edward Leonard Vaile, Jr., b. Oct. 23, 1900, in 

Kewanee, 111. 

Dr. Vaile graduated from the High School in 1887, and from the 
commercial department of Knox College in 1888. He attended the 
Northwestern University of Chicago, and graduated irom the Ann 




ANNA VAILE HALL 



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EIGHTH GENERATION 175 

Arbor Dental College in 1897. He is a member of the First Presby- 
terian Church of Rochelle; served as trustee and as leader of choir. 
In politics Dr. Vaile was a RepubHcan until the Third Party 
movement. He is now an ardent adherent of the Progressive pol- 
icies. He is a member of the Masonic order (Horicon Lodge num- 
ber 244), also a member of the Eastern Star (Salome Chapter). 
Practicing dentistry, Rochelle, Illinois. 

Mrs. Maude E. Vaile graduated from the Jackson (Michigan) 
High School in 1894, and had completed the sophomore year at the 
University of Michigan at Ann Arbor when her marriage to Dr. 
Vaile occurred in 1899. She Med the office of state vice-president 
of Woman's Clubs for one term, was president of the Rochelle 
Woman's Club for two years. She is a member of Salome Chapter 
of Eastern Star. Has served as secretary of the chapter for eight 
years. 

316 

Mary Duyckinck Cooper^ (Charles^ [114], Mary,^ David,^ 
Simeon,^ Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornelis^), b. July 2, 
1862; d. Mar. 20, 1894; m. Apr. 20, 1887, Frank M. Ctjm- 

MiNGS, M. D., who d. Mar , 191 2. Mary D. Cooper was 

a graduate of Mt. Holyoke, Mass. Seminary. 

Children: 

707. I. CaroHne Seeley Cummings, b. 188-. She graduated 

from Vassar College with M. A. degree in 
191 1. She is now engaged in teaching in 
Cambridge, Mass. 

708. 11. Margaret Duyckinck Cummings, b She 

is a student at the Boston Medical College. 

317 

Charles Bryant Cooper* (Charles^ [114], Mary,^ David,^ 
Simeon,* Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornelis^), b. Nov. 19, 
1864, Babylon, N. Y.; m. Katherine Christie McGrew, who 
was b. Feb. 20, 1874, Honolulu, Island of Oahu, Hawaii. She 
was the dau. of John Steynor McGrew and Paidine Gillette. 
Res., Honolulu, Hawaii. 



176 BRYANT GENEALOGY 

Children: 

709. I. Charles Bryant Cooper, Jr., b. Aug. 7, 1900. 

710. II. John McGrew Cooper, b. Oct. 13, 1902. 

711. III. Infant. 

Dr. Charles Bryant Cooper was educated at Wallkill Academy, 
Middletown, New York, and Williston Seminary, Easthampton, 
Massachusetts; received his degree of Doctor of Medicine from the 
Um'versity of Missouri in 1889. Was president of the Hawaiian 
Territorial Medical Society and of the Hawaiian Territorial Board 
of Health; surgeon general of the Territory of Hawaii, U. G. H.; 
commissioner of public health. Territory of Hawaii. He was the 
first delegate in that capacity to attend the American Medical 
Association. He has also been attending physician to the Queen's 
Hospital, Honolulu, and chief surgeon of the Oahu Railroad. He 
was the first Exalted Ruler and District Deputy B. P. 0. E. appoint- 
ed in the new possessions in 1900. He belongs to the Masonic 
order. Blue Lodge, Royal Arch Masons, Commandery, Shrine, Sons 
of American Revolution. He is a great-great-grandson of General 
Andrew McMeyers, who was killed at the battle of Germantown. 
The following resolution adopted by the Territorial Board of 
Health in reference to Dr. Cooper's services will not be amiss in 
this place : 

"We miss among our members to-day Dr. C. B. Cooper. I 
believe I state the unanimous sentiment of the board in expressing 
our regret that he decided to retire from a position where he has 
been for years an active and positive factor in public health mat- 
ters. His record in quietly, economically, and effectively handling 
epidemic disease will stand to his lasting credit. His record in 
promoting the welfare of the lepers and effective work in enlisting 
the practical aid of the federal government in their behalf can not 
be forgotten. The support he has given the present president of 
the Board of Health is gratefully acknowledged. 

"Dr. Mayo made the following statement concerning the work 
of Dr. C. B. Cooper, who resigned as a member of the Board of 
Health last week after being again confirmed in office by the Hawai- 
ian Senate: 

" 'We all agree, I am sure, with the remarks of the president 
appreciative of Dr. Cooper on his retirement from this board. Dr. 
Cooper has been so long identified with the conduct of the health 



EIGHTH GENERATION 177 

affairs of the territory that the board cannot but suffer a distinct 
loss by the withdrawal of his ripe experience from our deliberations 
and counsels. 

" *A year and a half ago Dr. Cooper went East on a mission con- 
nected with the leprosy question which is already bearing fruit. 
He appeared before the American Medical Association, the great 
representative body of our profession, and enhsted their sym- 
pathies. He laid the matter before the United States public health 
authorities and gained their active co-operation. By his energy 
and personal force he made friends for the measure everywhere, who 
carried it forward in Congress until a substantial amount was se- 
cured for the endowment of a hospital on Molokai for the study of 
this disease, with especial reference to its prevention, meHoration, 
and cure. Whatever benefits may accrue from this measure — and 
I am one of those who believe the benefits will be great and lasting, 
both to the unfortunates at the Settlement and to the American peo- 
ple at large — the credit belongs to Dr. Cooper.' " 



319 

St. Cloud Cooper^ (John^ [115]? Mary,^ David,^ Simeon,'* 
Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornells^), b. July 13, 1861, in 
Jefferson Tex. ; m. Dora Hudson. 

Children: 

712. I. Charles Hudson Cooper, b. Sept. 10, 1888; he is a 

scientific farmer. 

713. II. Lucy Kathryn Cooper, b. Jan. 27, 1891; student. 

714. III. ' Dora Cooper, b. Oct. 21, 1892; student. 



320 

Maude Cooper^ (John^ [115], Mary,^ David,^ Simeon,* 
Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornells^), b. Dec. i, 1862, in 
Jefferson, Tex. ; m. Eugene W. Brown. 

Children: 

715. I. WiUiam Cooper Brown, b. Nov. 8, 1888; d. Nov. 9, 

1889. 

716. II. Eugene Brown, b. Oct. 29, 1890; a student. 



178 BRYANT GENEALOGY 

321 

Texana G. Cooper^ (John^ [115], Mary,^ David,^ Simeon,^ 
Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornelis^), b. Sept. 25, 1868, 
in Carrollton, Mo.; m. W. Stewart Warren Res., Poplar 
Bluff, Mo. 

Children: 

717. I. Eugene Cooper Warren, b. May 2, 1890; student. 



322 

Hattie Scott Cooper^ (John^ [115], Mary,^ David,^ Simeon,^ 
Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornells^), b. Oct. 5, 1873, in 
Carrollton, Mo.; m. in 1899; Russel M. Kneisley. 

Child: 

718. I. John Russel Kneisley, b. Jan. 30, 1901; student. 

323 

Harry Bryant Cooper^ (John^ [115, Mary,^ David,^ 

Simeon,^ Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornells^), b. Oct. 5, 

1873, in Carrollton, Mo.; m. Florence Thomas. 

Children: 

719. I. John William Cooper, b. Dec. 4, 1905. 

720. II. Harry Bryant Cooper, Jr., b , 1906. 

720a. III. Elizabeth Cooper, b , 1909. 

Harry Bryant Cooper graduated from the Medical Department 
of Kansas City University, Kansas City, Missouri; practiced four 
years at Wakenda, Carroll County, Missouri; went to Honolulu, 
Hawaii, in December, 1904, where he held a government position as 
Inspector of Ships; now (1912), is physician on a sugar plantation 
at Aiea, Oaku, Hawaiian Islands, nine miles from Honolulu. 

324 

Harriet Bryant^ (Joseph'^ [118], Simeon,^ David,^ Simeon,^ 
Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornells^), b. Oct. 18, i860; m. 
Jan. I, 1884, E. S. Irwin. Harriet Bryant taught school for 
many years before her marriage. After the birth of her oldest 



EIGHTH GENERATION 179 

child the family removed to Los Angeles, Calif., where Mr. Irwin 
engaged in business, being one of the directors of the Los 
Angeles Can Company. Res., 1933 E. 2d St., Los Angeles, 
Calif. 

Children: 

721. I. Samuel Bryant Irwin, b. Apr. 22, 1885; m. Waitie 

McI)onald+ 

722. II. Ruth Harriett Irwin, b. Nov. 6, 1897. 



330 

William Bryant Blackstone^ (Margaret' [119], Simeon,® 
David,^ Simeon,* Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ CorneUs^), b. 
Feb. 8, i860; m. Lou Smith, dau. of Rev. J. B. Smith and Re- 
becca Mercer. William graduated from Rush Medical College, 
Chicago, with degree of M. D. in 1884, with the highest grade 
in the class. He was an interne in St. Luke's Hospital the 
following year. Since then he has practiced medicine in Fort 
Wayne, Ind., and is now a leading speciaUst of that city. Res., 
no W. Wayne St., Fort Wayne, Ind. 

Child: 
723, I. Lillian Belle Blackstone, b. Sept. 10, 1897; an earnest 
student, fine musician. 



331 

John King Blackstone* (Margaret' [119], Simeon,® David,* 

Simeon,* Cornelius,^ Pieter CorneHsse,^ CorneHs^), b. May 29, 
1862; m. Nov. 30, 1893, Ella Judson Hankins, dau. of Albert 
Hankins and Ella Thorpe. John King Blackstone gradu- 
ated from University of Louisville, Ky., taking the degree of 
M. D. in 1885. Since then he has taken post-graduate courses 
in Bellevue Medical College, New York; then Polytechnic, 
New York; Post-Graduate Medical School and Hospital of 
Chicago, and Medical College of Cincinnati. He has held the 
position of railroad surgeon for the Pennsylvania and Erie 
railroads. Res., Crown Point, Ind. 



i8o BRYANT GENEALOGY 

Child: 
724 I. . Ella Anita Blackstone, b. Sept. 24, 1894. She is 
attending the Crown Point High School and 
is a student of music. 

332 

Lillian Elizabeth Blackstone^ (Margaret^ [119], Simeon,^ 
David,^ Simeon,^ Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse^, Cornelis^), b. 
July I, 1870; m. Dec. 31, 1890, Murray Turner, son of David 
Turner and Caroline Bissel of Crown Point, Ind.; d. Nov. 21, 
1900. Lillian attended the Girl's Classical School in Indiana- 
polis, Ind., for one year, after which she attended the Young 
Ladies' College at Glendale, Ohio. Graduated in June, 1890. 
She was a devoted Christian of the Presbyterian faith. Mr. 
Turner is president of the First National Bank at Hammond, 
Ind. 

Child: 

725. I. Margaret Caroline Turner, b. Oct. 24, 1896. A 
student at the Girls' School, Kenosha, Wis. 

340 

Julia Bryant^ (Elias^ [122], Simeon,^ David,^ Simeon,'' 
Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornehs^), b. Oct. 7, 1868; m. 
Feb. . . , 1901, Hodson Morrow, son of John Thomas Morrow 
and Amy Green. John T. Morrow was a native of Dundee, 
Scotland, coming to America when a small boy. He is a farm- 
er, living a mile south of the old homestead near Hebron, Ind. 
Mrs. Morrow is a graduate of the Hebron (Ind.) High School. 

Children: 

Merritt Blake Morrow. 

Wendell Bryant Morrow. 

Neil Morrow. 

Carol Louise Morrow. 

341 

Emma Bryant^ (Elias^ [122], Simeon,^ David,^ Simeon,^ 
Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornelis^), b. July 10, 1871; m. 



726. 


I, 


727. 


II, 


728. 


III, 


729. 


IV, 




LILLIAN E. TURNER 



EIGHTH GENERATION i8i 

Aug. 24, 1894, John Melvin Morrow, son of John Morrow. 
She attended school at Valparaiso University; afterward taught 
5 years. Mr. Morrow was postmaster at Hebron, Ind., twenty- 
six years, his wife being assistant postmaster. At the time of 
his marriage Mr. Morrow was teacher in high school, at Hebron, 
Ind. During the World's Columbia Exposition in Chicago in 
1893, Mr. Morrow was sergeant of Company 123 of the guards. 

Children: 

730. I. Helen May Morrow, b. Aug. 2, 1895. 

731. II. Ruth Frances Morrow, b. Sept. 15, 1897. 

343 

Edmund E. Bryant^ (Elias^ [122], Simeon,^ David,^ Simeon,* 
Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornells^), b. May 12, 1877; m. 
June, 1904, Eva Gilson. 

Children: 

732. I. Bernice Bryant. 

733. II. Margaret Bryant. 

734. III. Lucile Bryant. 

The mother died when Lucile was an infant. The father returned 
to the home of his parents, who have the care of Bernice. The 
other children are cared for by relatives. Residence, Hebron, 
Indiana. 



350 

David A. Fisher^ (Nancy^ [125], David,^ David,^ Simeon,* 
Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornells^), b. Mar. 13, 1855, in 
South East Grove, Lake Co., Ind. He attended the public 
schools near his home, and also the high school at Hebron, 
Crovm Point, and the Valparaiso Normal. Politics, Republi- 
can; religion, Methodist; occupation, farming; m. June 7, 1876, 
near Hebron, Ind., Elizabeth L. Bliss, who was b. Apr. 27, 
1853, at Corning, Steuben Co., N. Y., dau. of William O. Bliss 
and Adelia A. French. They lived a short time in Colorado 
Springs, Colo., then came back to Lake Co., Ind., where he has 



i82 BRYANT GENEALOGY 

followed farming for over 25 years. In 191 2 he moved to 
Hebron, leaving his sons, Kenneth and Winfred, to manage 
the farm of 595 acres, which was the old Fisher homestead. 

Children: 

735. I. Gemm B. Fisher, b. Jan. 16, 1878; d. July 28, 1878. 

736. 11. Kenneth W. Fisher, b. Apr. 6, 1886; m. Edith 

DoNOHUE, Sept. 2, 191 1. He attended the 
common schools near his home, also Valparaiso 
University, and Chicago Business College. He 
is occupied as a machinist and farmer. In re- 
Hgion, a Methodist. Res., near Hebron, Ind. 

737. III. Winfred B. Fisher, b. June 11, 1887; m. Lillie Vol- 

kee+ 



351 

Arabella Fisher^ (Nancy^ [125] David,^ David,^ Simeon,* 

Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornells^), b. Sept. 21, 1857, in 
South East Grove, Lake Co. , Ind. Attended the public schools, 
also high school in Hebron, Crown Point, and Valparaiso Nor- 
mal. Religion, Methodist; m. Nov. 29, 1876, at Hebron, 
Ind., Charles W. Hayward, who was b. Feb. 19, 1849, at 
Ross, Ind., the son of Alfred Haj^ward and Sarah Jane Pierce. 
For ten years they lived on a farm near Crown Point, Ind., and 
in January, 1887, moved to Santa Barbara, Calif., where they 
stiU reside. Mr. Hayward has a large furniture store in Santa 
Barbara, and is doing a good business. Religion, Methodist. 
Politics, Prohibition. Res., 331 Alisos St., Santa Barbara, 
CaHf. 

Children: 

738. I. Alfred W. Hayward, b. Jan. 3, 1878; m. Kathryn 

Mullen-f- 

739. 11. Arthur Fisher Hayward, b. Oct. 6, 1881, on the 

farm near Ross, Lake Co., Ind., and resided 
there with his parents until he was 5 years of 
age, when they moved to Santa Barbara, Calif. 
He attended the public schools of Santa Bar- 
bara until the age of sixteen years, when after 




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EIGHTH GENERATION 183 

only a few days of suffering, he was striken 
with appendicitis and d. June 15, 1898. He 
was a dutiful son, loved and respected by all 
his friends and schoolmates. He was a mem- 
ber of the Methodist Episcopal Church at the 
time of his death. 

740. III. Ida May Hayward, b. July 25, 1883; m. Brooks B. 

Brentner+ 

741. IV. Earl Grant Hayward, b. July 23, 1885; m. Fredrica 

Dorothy Meyer+ 

742. V. Arabella Artha Hayward, b. May 14, 1898, in Santa 

Barbara, CaHf . She is at home with her par- 
ents, attending the public schools. 

352 

Ida E. Fisher^ (Nancy^ [125], David,^ David,^ Simeon,^ 
Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornelis^), b. Mar. 7, i860, near 
Hebron, in Lake Co., Indiana. 

Attended the common schools and high school in Hebron, and 
Valparaiso College. She taught school for several years, and then 
went into the Citizens' Bank, of which her father was president, 
holding positions first as assistant cashier and bookkeeper for ten 
years; and in 1907 became cashier, which position she still holds. 
ReHgion, Congregational for many years, then when her father 
went into the United Presbyterian Church, in 1910, she with her 
mother went with him, where they still have membership. In 
1902 Miss Fisher suggested and was chiefly instrumental in organiz- 
ing the Bryant Reunions which have been held in Hebron for nine 
years, to the great pleasure of the family. Through Miss Fisher's 
efforts many of the records were collected for the Bryant Genealogy. 
She remains with her venerable parents, to whom she accords the 
deepest filial soUcitude, and she is a loved factor in the religious 
and social activities of her home village, even as she is efi&cient and 
popular in its business circles. She has enjoyed the advantages of 
somewhat extended travel, including two trips to California and 
one through the eastern states, where she met with many pleasing 
experiences. She is a member of the society of the Daughters of 
the American Revolution. She is interested in the cause of mis- 
sions. She has educated Fulda Butros, an Egyptian, in Luxor 



i84 BRYANT GENEALOGY 

Mission School in Egypt, and is now educating another girl in 
Cairo Mission College, at a cost of $95.00 a year. 



361 

Joseph Allen Bryant, Jr.^ (Joseph^ [128], David,^ David,^ 
Simeon,^ Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornelis^), b. June 6, 
1882, in Neosho Co., Kan.; m. Aug. 21, 1903, at Los Angeles, 
Calif., Margaret Anderson, b. Feb. 13, 1880, at Omaha, Neb. 

Children: 

743. I. Wilna Bryant, b. Sept. 4, 1905. 

744. II. Orah Bryant, b. Feb. 21, 1907. 

745. III. Elizabeth Bryant, b. Mar. i, 1908. 

Mr. Bryant when eighteen years old went with a lumber company 
to Port Elizabeth, Africa, thence crossing the Indian Ocean to 
Australia, and from there to San Francisco, CaHfornia, thus making 
the circuit of the globe. He located in Los Angeles, where he is in 
an extensive laundry business. 

368 

Mabel Alberta Doddrirge^ (Orah' [132], David,^ David,^ 
Simeon,* Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornelis^), b. Sept. 13, 
1877, in Hebron, Ind. Moved with her parents to Galva, 111., 
and then to Mentone, Ind. She graduated from the Mentone 
High School, studied music in Indianapolis, and is a fine musi- 
cian; m. Oct. 18, 1899, at Mentone, Adelbert P. Meredith, 
who was b. June 15, 1877, at Mentone, Ind., son of Eli Meredith 
and Margaret Frost. Occupation, farmer; religion, Methodist. 
Res., Mentone, Ind. 

Child: 

746. I. Frank Doddridge Meredith, b. Oct. 14, 191 1. 



369 

Philllp Harrison Doddridge^ (Orah' [132], David,^ David,^ 
Simeon,'* Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornelis^), b. May 15, 



EIGHTH GENERATION 185 

1888, in Mentone, Ind. He attended the home schools, 
graduated from the La Fayette (Ind.) High School, and was a 
student one year in the Purdue University, La Fayette, Ind., 
and Valparaiso University. At present he is assisting his 
father in the drug business in Mentone, Ind. 



370 

Mathew Mitchell^ (David^ l^ssl, Hannah,^ David,^ 
Simeon,^ Cornelius,^ Pieter CorneUsse,^ Cornehs^), b. Sept. 11, 
1859, Spencerville, Ohio; m. Jan. 16, 1889, Mary J. Ihirie, 
who was b. Mar. 19, i860, in Lisbon, Ind.; dau. of Lake Ihirie 
and Marinda Bond. He was a farmer; was of the Baptist 
faith, and active in church affairs; in pohtics, a Democrat, 
d. June 30, 1 901. 

Children: 

747. I. Robert Ihirie Mitchell, b. Dec. 14, 1890. 

748. II. Clarence M. Mitchell, b. Sept. 23, 1892; d. Aug. 27, 

1893. 

749. III. Howard R. Mitchell, b. Nov. 20, 1894. 

750. IV. Charles Edwin Mitchell, b. Dec. 19, 1895. 

371 

Lettie Mitchell^ (David^ [133]? Hannah,^ David,^ Simeon,* 
Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ CorneUs^). Received into the 
Amanda Church, Feb. 14, 1874; m. Jasper A. McMillan, 
Feb. 14, 1889. Res., Waynesfield, Ohio. 

Children: 
Mary McMillan. 
Charles McMillan. 
Ruth McMillan. 
John McMillan. 



373 

William Torrence Mitchell^ (Simeon^ [138], Hannah,^ 

David,^ Simeon,^ Cornelius,^ Pieter CorneHsse,^ Cornells^), 



751- 


I. 


752- 


II. 


753- 


III. 


754- 


IV. 



755- 


I 


756. 


II 


757- 


III, 


758. 


IV 



1 86 BRYANT GENEALOGY 

b. July 15, 1852; m. Ella Jane Gibson of Carthage, Mo.; b. 
Mar. 20, 1856. Res., Dayton, Ohio. 

Children: 

Edna Gibson Mitchell, b. July 10, 1879. 
Edwin Gibson Mitchell, b. Aug. 24, 1880. 
George Ashley Mitchell, b. Sept. 3, 1882. 
Kathryn Mitchell, b. July 17, 1884. 



376 

Mathew F. Mitchell^ (Simeon'^ [138], Hannah,^ David,^ 
Simeon,^ Cornelius,^ Pieter CorneHsse,^ Cornelis^), b. Nov. 17, 
1858; m. Nettie Amanda White of Carthage, Mo. Business, 
clothing establishment. 

Children: 

759. I. Mathew White Mitchell. 

760. II. Robert Baxter Mitchell. 

761. III. William Deane Mitchell. 



377 

Mary Bryant Mitchell^ (Simeon^ [138], Hannah,® David,^ 

Simeon,^ Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornells^), b. Sept. 10, 

1864; m. June 26, 1888, Richard Alston Metcalf of Da- 

mariscotta. Me. 







Children: 


762. 


I. 


Marjory Metcalf, 


763- 


11. 


Alston Metcalf. 


763a. 


III. 


Mitchell Metcalf, 


763b. 


IV. 


Isabeth Metcalf. 



380 

Frances Lettie Mitchell^ (Joseph'' [139]? Hannah,® David,^ 
Simeon,^ Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornells^), b. July 15, 
1858, at Bloomington, 111.; m. Sept. 19, 1877, at Altona, 111., 
to Millard Albert Burrell, who was b. June 16, 1849, in 





U-^^^^d^CJi^. 




T 



a-^pci 



EIGHTH GENERATION 187 

Rock Run Twp., Stevenson Co., 111.; son of Daniel Burrell and 
Martha Getterny; occupation, tinner; politics, Republican. 
Mrs. Burrell is a member of the United Presbyterian church. 



381 

Nancy KLate Mitchell^ (Joseph R.^ [139], Hannah,^ David,^ 
Simeon,^ Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ CorneUs^), b. Sept. 27, 
1859, in Altona, 111.; m. Feb. 26, 1880, at Altona, William 
Edward Johnson, who was b. Oct. 18, 1851, son of Zopher 
Johnson and Elizabeth Janes. In religious faith, Presbyterian. 
Res., in Monmouth, 111., 723 E. First Ave. 

Children: 

764. I. Myron Clyde Johnson, b. Jan. 6, 1881; m. Nellie 

Edom. They reside at Englewood, Colo. 
Child: 868a. I. Melvin Clyde Johnson, b, Sept. 15, 191 1. 

765. 11. Joseph Roland Johnson, b. Feb. 9, 1883; employed 

with the McCullough Hardware Co., Mon- 
mouth, 111. 

766. III. Gertrude C. Johnson, b. Apr. 26, 1885; employed in 

ofi&ce of Monmouth Plow Factory. 

767. IV. Frances Lettie Johnson, b. Jan. 23, 1890; employed 

in ofl&ce of E. B. Colwell Co., Monmouth, 111. 

768. V. Carrie Ellen Johnson, b. Mar. 10, 1892; a student in 

Monmouth College. 

769. VI. Anna Catharine Johnson, b. Sept. 15, 1894; student 

in Monmouth High School. 



385 

John Franklin Mitchell^ (John^ [140], Hannah,^ David,^ 
Simeon,^ Cornelius,^ Pieter CorneHsse,^ Cornells^), b. Dec. 23, 
1866; m. July 10, 1878, Estella McClandish. 

Children: 
I. Son, 770a, d. in infancy. 
770. 11. Charlotte 770b, Mitchell, b. 1892. 
770a. III. Bryant 770c, Mitchell, b. 1894. 



i88 BRYANT GENEALOGY 

389 

Caroline Elizabeth Hover^ (Martha^ [146], Elizabeth,^ 
David,^ Simeon,^ Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornells^), b. 
June 27, 1848, at Lima, Ohio; m. Sept. i, 1870, at Spencerville, 
Ohio, Philip Le Masters, who was b. June 10, 1836, in Port 
Jefferson, Ohio, son of Luman Walker Le Masters and Nancy 
Young. Rev. Philip Le Masters is a clergyman of the Metho- 
dist ch. of Spencerville, Ohio; in politics, a Republican. 



392 

Mary Eliza Hover^ (Martha^ [146], Elizabeth,^ David,^ 
Simeon,^ Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ CorneHs^), b. Mar. 26, 
1854, at Delphos, Ohio; m. Apr. 6, 1875, at Lima, Ohio, Robert 
H. Gamble, who was b. Apr. 6, 1849, ^t Winchester, Va., son 
of William Gamble and Ruth A. Montgomery. Mr. Gamble 
is a civil engineer; in politics, a Republican; in religion, a 
Congregationalist; Res., Lima, Ohio. 

Children: 

Agnes L, Gamble, b. May 22, 1876. 

Carrie L. Gamble, b. Dec. 9, 1878; m. Hoyt Partch+ 

Ruth Gamble, b. Jan. 7, 1881. 

Martha Gamble, b. Jan. 25, 1883. 

John Gamble, b. July 20, 1887. 



393 

Charles Alfred Hover^ (Martha^ [146], Elizabeth,^ David,^ 
Simeon,^ Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornehsse,^ Cornehs^), b. Oct. 25, 

1856, in Delphos, Ohio; m 1881, Mercy Ellen 

Sunderland, dau. of James Sunderland and Jemima Baker. 
She was b. Mar. 28, 1855. Mr. Hover is a Methodist, and a 
Republican. Res., Lima, Ohio. 

Child: 
393a. I. Mercy Winifred Hover, b. Mar. 1, 1884; m. June 
14, 191 1, William Brown. 



771 


I. 


772. 


H. 


773- 


HI. 


774. 


IV. 


775- 


V. 



EIGHTH GENERATION i8g 

394 

Kate Pauline Hover^ (Martha^ [146], Elizabeth,^ David,^ 
Simeon,^ Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornells^), b. Apr. 13, 
1859, in Delphos, Ohio; m. Nov. 15, 1882, Daniel H. Crites, 
son of Jacob Crites and Emeline C. Crimean. In religion, 
Methodists; in politics they are Republicans. Res., Elida, 
Ohio. 

Children: 

776. I. Harold H. Crites, b. Aug. 7, 1883; m. Apr. 1906, 

Hazel Jamison; in politics, a Democrat; in re- 
ligion, a Presbyterian. 

777. II. Carl Deane Crites, b. Jan. 27, 1887; m. Feb. i, 1907, 

Nellie Vernon Williams, who was b. Mar. 
13, 1886; d. May i, 1909. 



395 

Bryant Graham Hover^ (Martha^ [146], Elizabeth,^ David,^ 
Simeon,^ Cornehus,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornells^), b. Dec. i, 
1861, in Delphos, Ohio; m. Nov. 15, 1882, Mercy Naomi Bice, 
dau. of William Bice and Tabitha Sunderland. In politics Mr. 
Hover is a Republican; in religion, a Methodist. Res., Spencer- 
ville, Ohio. 



399 

Martha Jane Hover^ (Martha^ [146], Elizabeth,^ David,^ 

Simeon,"* Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornells^), b. July 14, 

1872; m. Dec. 20, 1894, Frank Austin Hitchcock, son of Dr. 

S. A. Hitchcock and Ellen Beck. Res., Hammond, Ind. 

Children: 

778. I. John Vance Hitchcock, b. Mar. 22, 1897. 

779. II. Helen Frances Hitchcock, b. Oct. 27, 1899; burned 

to death May 17, 1902. 

780. HI. Adaline Flora Hitchcock, b. June, 1901. 

781. IV. Bryan H. Hitchcock, b. Oct. 12, 1902; d. Feb., 1903. 

782. V. Frank Hitchcock, b. Oct. 12, 1902. 



iQO BRYANT GENEALOGY 

783. VI. Robert Marshall Hitchcock, b. Nov. 4, 1903. 

784. VII. Pearl Hitchcock, b. June 23, 1906. 

785. VIII. Donald Edwin Hitchcock, b ; d. Mar. 20, 

1909. 

786. IX. Ruth Hitchcock, b. Dec. 17, 1909. 

401 

Samuel Alven Post^ (Leonidas^ [148], Elizabeth,^ David,* 
Simeon,^ Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornelis^), b. Nov. 22, 
1856; d. Mar. 24, 1899; ^- -^^S- i9> 1880, Sarah Alice Crites, 

dau. of Jacob Crites and Emily She was b. in German 

Twp., Allen Co., Ohio. Res., near Allentown, Ohio. 

Children: 

787. I. William Stewart Post, b. Oct. 19, 1881; m. Clara 

Etta Carey + 

788. II. Cora Ethel Post, b. Nov. 22, 1882; m. Alva Bene- 

dum+ 

789. III. Louie Crites Post, b. Dec. 10, 1884. 

790. IV. Charles Bryant Post, b. Dec. 8, 1888; m. Nona 

Endora Weyer. 

791. V. Clarence Minor Post, b. Dec. 7, 1892. 

Samuel A. Post was a leading citizen of German Township for 
many years, a substantial farmer and a representative man. He 
was reared on his father's farm and attended the local schools, 
where he prepared for college, subsequently entering the Ohio 
Normal University at Ada. He spent but one term there on 
account of deHcate health, returning to farm work, the outdoor 
life suiting him better than the confinement of the schoolroom. 
The passing away of Mr. Post in early middle life occurred very 
suddenly. He was striken with spinal meningitis and survived the 
attack only four days. He was buried in the Allentown Cemetery. 
He was the kind of a man to be much missed, both in his household 
and in his neighborhood. Honest and upright in all his dealings 
with others, he secured friendships and esteem. He was intel- 
ligently interested in all public matters in his township and served 
for a long time as school director. In poHtics he was a Republican, 
and at the time of his death was his party's candidate for township 
treasurer. 



EIGHTH GENERATION 191 

402 

Charles Cyrus Post^ (Leonidas^ [148], Elizabeth,^ David,^ 
Simeon,^ Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornells^), b. Oct. 8, 
1858, in Allen Co., Ohio; m. Nov. 19, 1884, at Urbana, Ohio, 
Ida E. Crites, who was b. Feb. 22, 1862, at Kempton, Ohio; 
d. Mar. 22, 1889. She was the dau. of Isaac Crites and 
Elizabeth Ireland. Mr. Post m. (2nd) June 21, 1905, Ette 
Martha Post, dau. of Clark C. Post, and Nancy McVay of 
Washington, Pa. Res., Spencerville, Ohio. 

Children: ist m. 

792. I. Claire Bryant Post, b. Aug. 18, 1885 ; m. Jessie Carr4- 

793. II. Ida Gertrude Post, b. Mar. 8, 1889; m. Edward L. 

Baxter + 
2nd m. 

794. III. Helen Rebecca Post, b. May 26, 1906. 

795. IV. Leonidas Charles Clark Post, b. July 28, 1908. 

Charles C. Post was educated in the public school and at the 
University of Ada, Ohio. He has always followed farming and 
stock-raising, in both of which he has been successful, for now he 
resides on a well-kept and well-improved farm of two hundred and 
fifty-one acres. He is held in high esteem in the community in 
which he has always lived, having held several ofiices of trust. 

Etta Martha Post was educated in the Normal School at War- 
rensburg, Missouri, and at the State Normal of California, Penn- 
sylvania. She taught school five years in Missouri and ten in 
Pennsylvania. She was assistant principal of the Carnegie (Penn- 
sylvania) School just prior to her marriage. 



403 

Edward Grant Post^ (Leonidas^ [148], Elizabeth,^ David,^ 
Simeon,^ Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornells,^), b. Sept. 11, 
1867, in Allen Co., Ohio; m. Dec. 27, 1886, Jennie Florence 
Whetstone. Res., Urbana, Ohio. 

Children: 
796. I. Edna Jane Post, b. Feb. 23, 1888; m. Mar. 20, 191 2, 
Evert Russel McClain. 



192 



BRYANT GENEALOGY 



797. II. Adelaide Elizabeth Post, b. Jan. 6, 1890. 

798. III. Ruth Post, b. Apr. 8, 1893; m. Nov. 18, 191 2, Samuel 

Clay Hunt. 

799. IV. Martha Helen Post, b. Sept. 29, 1895; d. Oct. 26, 

1896. 

800. V. Florence Naomi Post, b. Oct. 9, 1897. 

The oldest of these children was born in Allen County, Ohio; 
the four younger ones were born in Champaign County. 

406 

Leonidas Hamline Post, Jr.^ (Leonidas^ [148], Elizabeth,^ 
David,^ Simeon,* Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornelis^), b. 
Sept. II, 1875; m. Feb. 20, 1901, Altha Moorman, who was 
b. Feb. 28, 1876, at Spencerville, Ohio. 

Children: 

Martha Louise Post, b. Oct. 20, 1903. 
Mildred Aleen Post, b. July 16, 1905. 
Sarah Jane Post, b. Feb. i, 1907. 
Alice Lenora Post, b. Oct. 29, 1908. 
Katherine Altha Post, b. Sept. 29, 1910. 



801. 


I. 


802. 


II. 


803. 


III. 


804. 


IV. 


805. 


V. 



407 

Martha Post^ (Adam^ [149], Elizabeth,^ David,^ Simeon,'* 
Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornelis^), b. Aug. 14, 1856, at 
Spencerville, Ohio; m. Oct. 24, 1883, at Carthage, Mo., Andrew 
Clark Ale, who was b. Nov. 27, 1855, at Bloomsburgh, Pa., 
son of Samuel Ale and Margaret Dildme. Mr. Ale is a farmer. 
Res., near Carthage, Mo. 

Children: 

806. I. Grace Ale, b. Dec. 15, 1884. 

807. II. Minnie Naomi Ale, b. Sept. 25, 1886. 

808. III. Ruth Marguerite Ale, b. Sept. 10, 1891. 

408 

Charles Archelaus Post^ (Adam^ [149], Elizabeth,^ David,^ 
Simeon,* Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornelis^), b. Oct. 20, 



EIGHTH GENERATION 193 

1857, at Spencerville, Ohio; m. Mar. 4, 1885, Cora Anxetta 
Bowman, who was b. Aug. 16, i860, at Bloomburgh, Pa. 
Politics, Republican. 

Children: 

809. I. Raymond Archelaus Post, b, Aug. 26, 1893. 

810. II. Albert Laurance Post, b. Aug. 18, 1899. 

811. III. Cyrus Vernon Post, b. June 28, 1902. 



410 

WiNPRED Bryant Post^ (Adam^ [149], Ehzabeth,^ David,^ 
Simeon,^ Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornelis^), b. Oct. 19, 
1 87 1, Carthage, Mo.; m. Dec. 30, 1896, Elizabeth Eleanor 
LuscoMBE, who was b. Nov. 20, 1874, at Carrollton, Mo.; dau. 
of Thomas Tennyson Luscombe and Christiana Walker Or- 
chard. Mr. Post is a practicing physician at Carthage, Mo. 
He is a Republican, and an adherent of the Presbyterian faith. 

Child: 

812. I. Winfred Luscombe Post, b. Nov. 21, 1897. 

415 

Ira B. Post^ (Isaac B.^ [150], Elizabeth,^ David,^ Simeon,* 

Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornells^), b. Oct. 14, 1875; i^- 

July 23, 1899, Ida M. Robblns Res., Spencerville, Ohio. 

Children: 

813. I. Stanley Bryant Post, b. Sept , 1903- 

814. II. Howard Post, b. May, 1907. 



417 

Harold R. Post^ (Charles G.^ [151], Elizabeth,^ David,^ 
Simeon,* Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornells^), b. Nov. 7, 
1870, Spencerville, Ohio; m. Nov. 22, 1892, Lillian Keith, 
who was b. June 10, 1872, at Spencerville, Ohio; dau. of John 
Keith and Mary E. Partelle. In politics Mr. Post is a Republi- 
can; in religion a Methodist. Res., Haskell, N. J. 



194 BRYANT GENEALOGY 

Children: 

Jerome Keith Post, b. Nov. 30, 1893. 



815. 


I. 


816. 


11. 


817. 


III. 



John Charles Post, b. Jan. 20, 1896. 
Winfred Hixson Post, b. Jan. 11, 1897; d. Mar. 29, 
1897. 
)i8. IV. Frank Partelle Post, b. July 12, 1900. 



418 

Vernon Bryant Post^ (Charles Graham^ [151], Elizabeth,^ 
David,^ Simeon,^ Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornells^), b. 
Dec. 23, 1873, Spencerville, Ohio; m. Feb. 4, 1895, at Lima, 
Ohio, Alice Hanley, who was b. Jan. 24, 1875, at Delphos, 
Ohio; dau. of James Hanley and Hester Martin. Occupation, 
dairyman; politics Republican; religion Methodist. Res., 
Parma, Mo. 

Children: 

Laurence Post, b. Dec. 15, 1896; d. Dec. 20, 1896. 

Robert Rockwell Post, b. Jan. 4, 1897. 

Arthur Corwin Post, b. Jan. 27, 1898; d. Aug. 17, 

1898. 
Helen Martin Post, b. June 13, 1899. 
Marion Post, b. June 4, 1901. 



423 

Edmund Randolph Bryant, Jr.* (Edmund R.^ [153], Jacob,^ 
David,^ Simeon,^ Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ CorneHs^), b. 
Feb. 9, 1855, near Bucyrus, Ohio; m. June 27, 1883, Emily 
Elizabeth Sweeny, of Hebron, Ind. ; a dau. of David Lyell 

Sweeny and Hannah J Edmund Randolph, Jr., moved 

with his parents to Bucyrus, Ohio, in 1875, where he went into 
business for himself. He remained at this place until the fall 
of 1877 when he with his father's family removed to Hebron. 

Children: 

824. I. Lyell S. Bryant, b. Dec. 13, 1884. 

825. II. Avis B. Bryant, b. Sept. 24, 1888. 



819. 


I. 


820. 


II. 


821. 


III. 


822. 


IV. 


«23. 


V. 



EIGHTH GENERATION 195 

Both children attended the grades and high school of Hebron. 
In 1902 Lyell began working in the printing ofiSce of the Hebron 
News. In 1903 he went into partnership with his father in the 
retail meat business. Since January, 1905, he has been with 
Bryant, Dowd & Company in general merchandise business. He 
was elected town clerk of Hebron, Indiana, September, 1910, and 
November 7, 1911. 

Avis graduated from the Hebron High School, May, 1907. In 
1908 she entered the North Western University at Evanston, IIH- 
nois. She is a teacher in the high school of Cass City, Michigan. 



425 

William Cullen Bryant^ (Edmund R.^ [153]? Jacob ,^ 
David,^ Simeon,^ Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornelis^), b. 
June II, 1858; m. Lulu Stansell, who was b. Nevada, 
Ohio. Res., Bucyrus, Ohio. 

Child: 
826. I. Beth Bryant, b. May 19, 1889. 
Mr. Bryant has followed photography for twenty-five years in 
Nevada and Bucyrus, Ohio. 



426 

Lulu Bryant^ (Edmund R.^ [153], Jacob,^ David,^ Simeon,^ 
Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornelis^), b. Dec. 3, 1859, at 
Bucyrus, Ohio, and moved with her parents to Hebron, Ind., 
1878; m. June 15, 1881, Harry J. Sheldon, of Hebron, Ind., 
who was engaged in the lumber business for several years; now 
is a builder and contractor. 

Children: 

827. I. Ruby Sheldon, b. Mar. 15, 1882; m. Hal 0. Binyon+ 

828. II. Berta Sheldon, b. May 30, 1883; m. Jay Baldwin+ 
828a. HI. Walter Bryant Sheldon, b. Feb. 27, 1892; graduated 

from high school in class of 1909, Hebron, 
Ind. He is employed as bookkeeper in Mar- 
shall Field & Co.'s wholesale house. 



196 BRYANT GENEALOGY 

430 

Agnew Welsh^ (Margaret J.'^ [159], Nancy ,^ David,^ Simeon,* 
Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornells^), b. Apr. 11, 1856; m. 
July, 1880, Cora E. Houestater, of Huron Co., Ohio. 
Res., Ada, Ohio. 

Children: 

829. I. Earl Basil Welsh, b. May 12, 1881; m. Garnet 

Varner. 

830. II. Dana Eugene Welsh, b. Aug. 15, 1882, owner of a 

drug-store in Ada, Ohio. 

831. III. Rhea Madonna Welsh, b. Nov. 17, 1885; for five 

years a teacher in Ada pubKc school. 

832. IV. Opal Muriel Welsh, b. Oct. i, 1889; m. Dec. 27, 1911, 

A. Frank Hixon of Columbus, Ohio; teacher. 

833. V. Margaret Agnew Welsh, b. Feb. 9, 1895; graduated 

class of 191 2, from Ada, Ohio, High School, 
with honors of highest grade of her class. 

Mr. Welsh received his early education in the country schools of 
his vicinity, and in May, 1875, he went to Mount Union College, 
Ohio. He spent the following two years in the normal school of 
Ada, Ohio. He taught during the summer vacation one term. 
In 1877 he spent nine months as clerk in a clothing house. Early 
in 1878 he purchased a bookstore in Ada, Ohio, which he con- 
ducted until July, 1881, when he sold it, and purchased the Ada 
Record, a local newspaper, which enterprise he has conducted for 
more than thirty years. Since early manhood he has been a mem- 
ber of the Disciple Church, in which faith his mother was baptized 
on July 7, 1850. That rite was performed by her uncle, Joseph 
Bryant, who married Dorothy Campbell, sister of Alexander 
Campbell, founder of the Disciple Church or Church of Christ. 
Mr. Welsh has been soHcited a number of times to run for a county 
office but never cared to jeopardize his newspaper, which represents 
his Hfe-work, by neglecting it for outside work. He has, however, 
served as a member and clerk of the board of education of Ada for 
twenty years. 

In politics he is a Republican and a "Standpatter" at that; in 
religion himself and aU his family save one are members of the 
Disciple Church. He is a member of the Masonic, Eastern Star, 
and Maccabee orders and enjoys Ufe to the fullest. He has a good 




AGNEW WELSH 



EIGHTH GENERATION 197 

home, has traveled from ocean to ocean and from the lakes to the 
gulf, and has visited every exposition of note from and including 
that at Chicago and ending at Seattle, his family accompanying 
him to a majority of them. 

The compiler of this Bryant Family History finds the following 
compliments upon the Ada Record on the occasion of its thirty- 
ninth birthday: 

Nevada News: With its last issue the Ada Record celebrated 
its thirty-ninth anniversary. During the greater portion of its 
existence the Record has been under the efficient management of 
that veteran pubHsher, Mr. Agnew Welsh, recognized as one of 
the ablest editors in this part of Ohio. Mr. Welsh publishes a 
splendid paper — a journal of both Hterary and news merit — and 
by token of many evidences of success we are led to infer that the 
good people of Ada appreciate Bro. Welsh's honest efforts to give 
them a paper of which they may well be proud. 

Findlay Courier: The Ada Record has entered upon the 39th 
year of its existence. It is and always has been an exceptionally 
good weekly paper. The editor of the Record, Agnew Welsh, is 
a good newspaper man, enterprising and progressive, and he gives 
his patrons a clean and wholesome paper. 

The Arlingtonian : Last week the Ada Record began its 39th 
year of pubHcation, having been under its present management 
nearly 29 years. To those who know the Record words of praise 
are superfluous. No journal in the state shows more painstaking 
care both in its Hterary and mechanical features than the Record. 
Mr. Welsh has already reared a worthy monument to his memory 
when the time shall come to him to be gathered to his fathers, which 
time we hope is far in the future. 

Bucyrus News-Forum : The Ada Record is bright and Hvely as a 
youngster in its earlier years, together with the wisdom and judg- 
ment born of experience. For nearly twenty-nine years the paper 
has been under the management of the present proprietor, Agnew 
Welsh, who has been the right man in the right place and has 
achieved well deserved success in his venture. 



439 

Margaret Jane Wellman^ (Elizabeth'^ [161], Nancy ,^ 
David,^ Simeon,^ Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornells^), b. 



834. 


I, 


835. 


II 


836. 


III, 


837. 


IV. 



198 BRYANT GENEALOGY 

Sept. 2, 1856, Independence, Iowa; m. James 0. Vincent. 
Res., Wood Lake, Neb. 

Children: 

Fred M. Vincent, b. Dec. 2, 1878. 
Earl B. Vincent, b. May 21, 1885. 
Hugh Ross Vincent, b. Dec. 7, 1893. 
Rex Rosemond Vincent, b. Oct. 23, 1900. 



441 

Fay D. Agnew^ (David'' [162], Nancy ,^ David,^ Simeon,* 
Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornelis^), b. Dec. 24, 1866; m. 
July, 1892, Minnie B. Greenwood. Res., Fairbanks, Iowa. 

Children: 

838. I. Belle M. Agnew. 

839. II. Genevieve Agnew. 



442 

Jesse Winfield Agnew^ (David,^ [162], Nancy,^ David,^ 
Simeon,^ Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornelis^), b. Sept. 9, 
1868; m. 1890, Kitty M. Nalbert. He was educated in 
Dixon, 111. Res. in Rowley, 111. 

Children: 

840. I. Adah M. Agnew, b 

841. II. Park David Agnew, b. 190-. 
841a. HI. Jesse M. Agnew, b. 190-. 



457 

Alice Elmira Welsh^ (Bryant^ [169], Jane,^ David,^ Simeon,'^ 
Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornells^), b. Jan. i, 1854, 
Wyandot, Ohio; m. Oct. 17, 1878, Aaron Moses Holler, who 
was b. Aug. 3, 1853, in St. Thomas, Franklin Co., Pa. In 
religious faith they are Presbyterian. Mr. Holler is Republican 
in politics Res., Apache, Okla. 



EIGHTH GENERATION 199 

Children: 

842. I. Ida Bryant Holler, b. Sept. 3, 1879; m. Haldine 

Roland Stealy+ 

843. II. Edna E. Holler, b. June 18, 1882; m. 1910, Joseph 

McLean + 

844. III. Avis Margaret Holler, b. Sept. 19, 1893. Nature 

endowed her with an unusually fine contralto 
voice, which is under training. 

458 

Jane Welsh^ (Bryant^ [169], Jane,^ David,^ Simeon,'' Corne- 
lius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornelis^), b. Dec. 25, 1855, in Altona, 
III.; m. Sept. 21, 1875, in Lathrop, Mo., William Z. Thompson, 
b. Nov. 7, 1846. In industry he follows agriculture and stock- 
raising. Resided at Granite, Okla. Present res., Hagerman, 
N. M. 

Children: 

845. I. Ada Ellen Thompson, b. Apr. 16, 1881; m. Oct. 21, 

1903, Thomas Laws. Res., Blanchard, Okla. 

846. II. Elizabeth Avis Thompson, b. Apr. 16, 1881; m. Lee 

West. Res., Alva, Okla; child: 846a. I. 
Frances West. 

847. III. Charles Bryant Thompson, b. July 19, 1883. Res., 

Hagerman, N. M. Children: 847a. William 
Thompson; 847b. Jay Thompson. 

460 

Anna Welsh^ (Bryant^ [169], Jane,^ David,^ Simeon,^ Corne- 
lius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornells^), b. Sept. 23, 1861, in 
Altona, 111.; m. Apr. 25, 1894, Cecil Woodward Browne, who 
was b.Dec. 21, 1859. He was a merchant in Las Vegas, New 
Mex. Res., Kansas City, Mo. In politics a Republican; in 
religion, a Presbyterian. 

Children: 

848. I. Bryant Welsh Brown, b. June 25, 1896; d. June 27, 

1896. 



200 BRYANT GENEALOGY 

849. II. Cecil Bryant Brown, b. Jan. 25, 1898. 

850. III. Allen Roland Brown, b. Nov. 18, 1900. 
460a. IV. Margaret Constance Brown. 

462 

Harry Madison Welsh^ (Bryant^ [169], Jane,^ David,^ 
Simeon,^ Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornells^), b. Sept. 7, 
1866; m. June i, 1892, Lilian Mary Bohart of PurceU, Okla., 
dau. of J. C. Bohart of Chickasaw, Okla. She d. Dec. 28, 1901, 
in St. Joseph Hospital, Kansas City. 

Children: 

851. I. Mary Alice Welsh, b. Jan. 11, 1898. 

852. 11. Bryant Madison Welsh, Jr., b. Feb. 7, 1900. 

Mrs. Lilian Welsh united with the Christian Church at the age of 
thirteen. After their marriage, during their residence in Chicka- 
saw, Oklahoma, she was instrumental in organizing the first Chris- 
tian Church in the village. Her voice, her presence, and her money 
always spoke forth her devotion in no uncertain tones — her eager 
faithfulness to her Master's cause. About two months before her 
passing away they removed to Apache, Oklahoma, where Mr. 
Welsh embarked in the banking business. Mr. Welsh is a member 
of the Christian Church, Residence, Lawton, Oklahoma. 

463 

Albert Clay Welsh^ (Bryant^ [169], Jane,^ David,^ Simeon,^ 
Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornells^), b. Nov. 6, 1869; m. 
Dec. 14, 1892, Ida Lena Perry of Lathrop, Mo. He is a mer- 
chant in Lathrop, Mo., where they have lived for more than 
forty years. 

Children: 

853. I, Helen Clay Welsh, b. Oct, 31, 1893; graduated from 

Lathrop High School as valedictorian, 

854. II. Emma Margaret Welsh, b. Dec. 7, 1896. 

464 

Margaret Bryant Welsh® (Bryant^ [169], Jane,^ David,^ 
Simeon,^ Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornehs^), b. July 13, 




ANNA WELSH BROWN 



EIGHTH GENERATION 201 

1874, Lathrop, Mo.; m. Oct. 21, 1903, Seth Carson George 
of Apache, Okla. Res., Medford, Ore. 







Children: 


855. 


I. 


Virginia Varda George, b. July 24, 1904. 


856. 


II. 


Seth Carson George, Jr., b. Feb. 8, 1906. 


857. 


III. 


Cecil Maurice George, b. Aug. 6, 1908. 


464a. 


IV. 


Edward George. 


464b. 


V. 


Margaret George. 



469 

Emma Eugene Welsh^ (George^ [171], Jane,^ David,^ 
Simeon,^ Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornelis^), b. Sept. 2, 
1877; d. 191 1 ; m., in 1897, Thomas Gaddes, M. D., a Cana- 
dian. In January, 1901, they removed to Didsbury, Alta., 
Can., where they, with her mother, now reside. 

Children: 

858. I. George William Gaddes, b. July 2, 1902. 

859. II. Thomas Bryant Gaddes, b , 1904. 



470 

Bryant Welsh Gillespie^ (Hannah^ [172], Jane,^ David,^ 
Simeon,^ Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornelis^), b. Jan. 26, 
1863, in Newman, lU.; m. Laura A. Milan. Occupation, 
stock salesman; one of the firm of Stockton, Gillespie, and 
Clay of IndianapoHs, Ind. Mr. Gillespie is the possessor of a 
fine residence in a suburb of Indianapolis, where the family 
resides. 

Children: 

860. I. Boyd Milan Gillespie, b. May 21, 1895. 

861. II. Bryant Welsh Gillespie, b. Nov. 17, 1897. 



472 

LuELLA Jane Gillespie^ (Hannah^ [172], Jane,^ David,^ 
Simeon,* Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornehs^), b. Oct. 16, 



202 BRYANT GENEALOGY 

1866; m. Oliver O. Hockett, July 23, 1895, at Montezuma, 
Ind. Dr. Hockett was a physician and surgeon. He d. Feb. 3, 
1 90 1. Mrs. Hockett, with her father and son, resides at New- 
man, 111. 

Child: 
862. I. J. Maxwell Hockett, b. Nov. 5, 1898. 



475 

Pauline W. Gillespie^ (Hannah^ [172], Jane,^ David,^ 

Simeon,'^ Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornells^), b. Aug. 25, 

1871; m. Clarence W. Funk. 

Child: 
863. I. Bernadine Funk. 



479 

Madison Welsh Stuckey^ (Pauline' [174], Jane,® David,^ 
Simeon,^ Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornells^), b. Jan. 24, 
1869; m. June 22, 1890, Kate Ray Daniels. 

Child: 
864. I. Julia Pauline Stuckey, b. Apr. 7, 1896. 

Mr. Stuckey at an early age commenced business in his father's 
bank at Lexington, Nebraska, and soon became assistant cashier. 
He afterwards was cashier of the bank at Eddyville, in the same 
state, and later was appointed administrator to settle his father's 
estate, assuming the entire management of the bank at Eddyville. 
The cares of business weighed heavily upon him. While on a trip 
to Denver, Colorado, where he had gone with others on business, 
he was taken ill. An operation was performed; he rallied, smiled, 
then sank into unconsciousness and died, July 29, 1898. 

The Lexington paper said in part: "Madison Stuckey was a 
good husband, a kind father, and one of our best citizens. He had 
a bright future before him. He had the training and ability which 
made him a successful man in business. Warm-hearted and 
generous and genial qualities which made him friends wherever he 
went." 




RUBY STUCKEY EVES 



I 



EIGHTH GENERATION 203 

480 

Anna Stuckey^ Pauline^ [174], Jane,^ David,^ Simeon,* 
Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornelis^), b. Jan. 28, 1872; m. 
Jan. 24, 1891, Benton Maret. Res., 418 15th Ave., Spokane, 
Wash. 

Child: 
865. I. Norma Stuckey Maret, b. Sept. 16, 1894, at Eddy- 
ville, Neb. 

Anna Stuckey attended school at Lexington and Clinton colleges 
in Missouri, also at Hastings, Nebraska. Her education included 
music and painting, and was completed at Clinton. Her husband 
was reporter for the Kansas City Times, later assistant cashier in a 
bank at Eddyville, Nebraska. He was also private secretary for 
Governor Silas A. Holcomb of Nebraska, and held the ofl&ce for two 
terms with Governor Holcomb. He is now manager of the Auto- 
matic Telephone Company at Lincoln, Nebraska. 

482 

Ruby Stuckey^ (Pauline^ [174], Jane,^ David,^ Simeon,* 
Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornelis^), b. Sept. 15, 1876, at 
Lexington, Neb. ; m. Edwin S. Eves. Mr. Eves is a publisher. 
Res., Spokane, Wash. 

Mrs. Eves graduated at Lathrop, Missouri, afterwards attending 
a private school where she took up the higher studies with a view 
to graduating at Lexington, Missouri. Her art studies included 
music and painting. In 1896 and 1897 she assisted as cashier in 
her father's bank at Eddyville, Nebraska. After her marriage she 
continued the study of music at Lincoln, Nebraska, where she 
graduated at the Conservatory of Music. In 1903 she was a 
student of William H. Sherwood, pianist, of Chicago, taking post- 
graduate work. 



483 

Georgia Welsh^ (John B.^ [175], Jane,^ David,^ Simeon,* 
Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornelis^), b. Nov. 22, 1874, 
near Upper Sandusky, Ohio; m. Walter B. Thompson. 



204 BRYANT GENEALOGY 

Children: 

866. I. Christine B. Thompson, b. Nov. 13, 1895. 

867. II. John B. Thompson, b. Oct. 26, 1899. 

868. III. Wilma C. Thompson, b. Dec. 6, 1903. 

After their marriage they resided in Kirksville, Missouri; later 
on a farm near Milan, Missouri. In 1900 they entered a claim 
upon one hundred and eighty acres of land fifteen miles from Wood- 
ward, Oklahoma. They now reside at Shattuck, Oklahoma. 



494 NINTH GENERATION 

Otto Deforest Bryant^ (DanieP [185], Robert/ Elias,^ 
David,^ Simeon,^ Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornells^), b. 
July 7, 1881; m. July 3, 1904, Grace Stewart, b. Aug. 7, 1883. 

Children: 
869. I. Donald Keith Bryant, b. Apr. 4, 1905. 
869a. II. Lois Anna Bryant, b. Dec. 7, 1906. 
869b. III. Darwin Dean Bryant, b. Apr. 6, 1909. 
869c. IV. Robert Maxwell Bryant, b. June 21, 1886. 



498 

Ray Bryant^ (Charles^ [186], Robert/ Elias,^ David/ 
Simeon/ Cornelius/ Pieter Cornelisse/ Cornells^), b. Mar. 8, 
1883; m. Dec. 31, 1908, Gladys Stewart. Res., Hebron, Ind. 

Child: 
869d. I. Darl Olga Bryant, b. July 13, 1909. 



502 

Bertha M. Spittal^ (Luella C.^ [188], John,^Elias,^ David/ 

Simeon/ Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornells^), b 

in Chicago, 111. ; m. Franx M. Pierson, who was b. in Chicago. 
Res., 200 E. 74th St., Chicago, 111. 

Child: 
870. I. Frank M. Pierson, Jr. 



872. 


I. 


873- 


II. 


874. 


III. 


875- 


IV. 


876. 


V. 



NINTH GENERATION 205 

523 

ViOLETTA Pearl Sanger^ (L. W. Sanger^ [223], Sarah Ann/ 

Samuel,^ David,^ Simeon,^ Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ 

Cornells^), b. Nov. 2, 1875, near Lowell, Ind.; m. June 29, 1899, 

to William Buckley, son of Patrick Buckley. 

Children: 

Itha Ileen Buckley, b. Mar. 30, 1900. 
Marguerite Buckley, b. July 29, 1902. 
Tracy May Buckley, b. Mar. 12, 1904. 
Clara Pearl Buckley, b. Mar. 11, 1907. 
Olive Buckley, b. May 23, 1909. 



527 

Benjamin Harry Sanger^ (Ross^ [224], Sarah Ann,^ Samuel,^ 
David,^ Simeon,^ Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornells^), b. 
Jan. II, 1867; m. Sept., 1893, Julia A. Wall. Res., South 
Omaha, Neb. 

Children: 

877. I. Harvey Colvan Sanger, b. Mar. 4, 1896. 

878. II. Julia Sanger, b. Oct. 9, 1898. 

879. HI. Ross Sanger, b. Feb. 4, 1900. 



529 

Edith May Sanger^ (Ross^ [224], Sarah Ann,^ Samuel,^ 
David,^ Simeon,^ Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornells^), b. 
Mar. 21, 1877; m. June 4, 1902, to Charles Sidney Fullmer. 
Res., St. Joseph, Mo., Station D. 

Children: 

880. I. Charles Sidney Fulmer, b. Sept. 18, 1904. 

881. 11. Regina Bernice Fulmer, b. Dec. 3, 1908. 



533 

Della Adelia Rogers^ (Martha^ [233], Jacob,^ Samuel,^ 
David,^ Simeon,'* Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ CorneHs^), b. 



2o6 BRYANT GENEALOGY 

Oct. 9, 1873, in Chickasaw Co., Iowa; m. Jan. 25, 1895, 
Albert A. Lindley; b. Oct. 2, 1873, at Lebanon, Ind., son 
of Samuel L. Lindley, b. Jan. 18, 1852, and Martha Frances 
Peters, and grandson of Albert Lindley, who was b. Jan. 16, 

1819, and m. Emiline Oct. 26, 1843. Present res., 

Wichita, Kan. 

Child: 
882 I. Albert Greer Lindley, b. Feb. 2, 1897. 



534 

Elea May Rogers^ (Martha^ [233], Jacob,^ Samuel,^ David,^ 
Simeon,^ Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornells^), b. Dec. 25, 
1875, in Chickasaw Co., Iowa; m. Mar. 18, 1896, Loren H. 

Bump, son of Loren Romain Bump and Mary E , Douglas, 

Kan. He was b. Oct. 6, 1871, at StevenvUle, Pa. Present 
home, Wichita, Kan. 

Children: 

883. I. Frances Lorena Bump, b. Feb. 4, 1897. 

884. II. Infant son, b. Jan. 24, 1902. 



537 

Grace Mildred Tucker^ (Mary^ [236], Jacob,^ Samuel,^ 
David,^ Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornells^), b. July 26, 
1878; m. Frank Cagley, Jan. 24, 1895. He is the son of 
Frank Cagley. Res., near Nashua, Iowa. 

Child: 
885. I. Gladys Mildred Cagley, b. Jan. 7, 1897. 



538 

Martha Frances Tucker^ (Mary^ [236], Jacob,^ Samuel,^ 
David,^ Simeon,^ Cornehus,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornells^), b. 
Apr. 25, 1883; m. Feb. 11, 1907, John Parsons, son of Hiram 
Olson Parsons and Eliza Mildred 



NINTH GENERATION 207 

Children: 

886. I. Truman Parsons, b. Dec. 23, 1907. 

887. II. Dorothy Theodosia Parsons, b. May 2, 1909. 

888. Ill, John Henry Parsons, b. Apr. 28, 191 1. 

889. IV. Ella Parsons, b. Sept. 12, 191 2. 



542 

Marion Elmer Dinwiddie^ (Mary J.* [237], Hannah,^ 
Samuel,^ David,^ Simeon,^ Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ 
Cornells^), b. Nov. 18, 1874, at Plum Grove, Lake Co., Ind.; 
m. Apr. 20, 1898, Edna Irene Gromann at Crown Point, Ind., 
dau. of Henry Gromann and Henretta C. Sasse and great grand- 
daughter of Dr. Charles Gromann of Brunswick, one of the 
early settlers of Lake Co., Ind. She was b. Dec. 14, 1876. 

Child: 
891. I. Eleanor Dinwiddie, b, Aug. 10, 1899. 

Marion E. Dinwiddie received a good common school educa- 
tion, which was supplemented by a commercial course at the 
Northern Indiana Business College at Valparaiso. In February, 
1895, he obtained a position as clerk in the State Bank of Lowell; 
in November of the same year he accepted a position with Amos 
Allman & Sons, abstractors, at Crown Point, which position he held 
until August, 1900. He then formed a partnership with Herman 
E. Sasse, and purchased the abstract business of Morton and 
Griggs. He is now engaged in the abstract, real estate and insur- 
ance business in Crown Point, Indiana. He united with the First 
Presbyterian Church of Crown Point in 1897, and for over five 
years has been superintendent of the Sunday school, and for two 
years an elder in the church. 



543 

Joseph Perkins Dinwiddie^ (Mary J.^ [237], Hannah,' 
Samuel,^ David,^ Simeon,^ Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ 
Cornells^), b. Feb. 3, 1876, at Plum Grove, Lake Co., Ind.; 
m. Feb. 3, 1897, at Lowell, Ind., Alice Ermina Shurte, b. 



2o8 BRYANT GENEALOGY 

Sept. 12, 1 8 — , at Lowell, Ind., dau. of John Shurte and Helen 
Marion Drury. Occupation, farming; politics Republican. 
Res., Lowell, Lake Co., Ind. 

Children: 

892. L Lawrence Keith Dinwiddle, b. Aug. 3, 1897. 

893. II. Maxine Drury Dinwiddle, b. May 19, 191 1. 

578 

Maude Snyder^ (Elura^ [258], Jane,^ Samuel D.,^ David,^ 
Simeon,^ Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornehs^), b. Aug. 9, 
1880, in Kansas; m. Jan. 31, 1897, at Chandler, Okla., F T. 

WiSLEY. 

Children: 

894. I, Mary Eunice Wisley, b. Sept. 28, 1897. 

895. II. Everett T. Wisley, b. Nov. 16, 1898. 

896. Ill, Roy Oscar Wisley, b. Sept. 12, 1903. 

627 

Sylvanus Cooper Gambell^ (Jobn,^ [280], Catherine,^ 
Mary,^ David,^ Simeon,^ Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Corne- 
lls^), b. Mar. 8, 1863, near Winfield, Iowa; d. May 22, 1898; 
m. Nellie Webster of Rhodes, Iowa. 

Child: 

897. I. Margaret Gambell, b. Apr. 13, 1897, on St. Lawrence 

Island; d. May 22, 1898. 

Sylvanus Gambell was a student at Ames, Iowa, during the early 
part of the decade of 1 880-1 890. He received his B. S. degree in 
1886 from Iowa Agricultural College. R. L. Kirkpatrick, of the 
faculty, stated that he was considered one of the best bontanists 
in the state. He took an active part in the religious activities of 
the college; was also interested in military drill, having taken extra 
work in that line, and at the time of graduation was captain of 
cadets. 

Mr. Gambell was sent out accompanied by his wife in 1894 as a 
missionary to the native Eskimos at St. Lawrence Island, Alaska. 
This school was then the farthest west of any over which the 



NINTH GENERATION 209 

American flag floated. The island lies almost within the Arctic 
Circle, and is nearly destitute of vegetation. In the fall of 1897 
they returned to their home in Iowa. In January of 1898 Mr. 
Gambell was sent by the United States government to take charge 
of the school for white children at Juneau. Two months later 
came back to Iowa for his wife and child. They took passage on 
the Jane Grey, and sailed from Seattle, ninety miles off Cape Flat- 
tery, a heavy gale was encountered during which the schooner 
sprung aleak and sank early Sabbath morning May 22, 1898. 
Thirty- two of the passengers including Mr. and Mrs. Gambell and 
child were lost. The crew offered an opportunity to Mrs. Gambell 
to be rescued, but she preferred to share her husband's fate. The 
Youth's Companion published a series of articles in 1900 relating 
the adventures of these missionaries who were the first to carry 
the gospel to these far-away people. 

628 

Anna Gamble^ (John^ [280], Catherine,^ Mary,^ David,^ 
Simeon,^ Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornelis^), b. Mar. 19, 
1865; m. July 1, 1885, Rev. James Butter, a native of Scotland 
and a graduate of Aberdeen, Scotland. He was pastor of 
Presbyterian ch. at Winfield, Iowa, from 1884 to 1888; for sev- 
eral years has been located at Phillipsburg and Culberton, 
Mont. Now located at Florence, Neb. Mrs. Butter was 
president of the Synodical Society of the Presbyterian ch. of 
Iowa. Res., Phillipsburg, Mont. 

Children: 

898. I. Donald Butter, b. July, 1886. 

899. II. Margaret Jean Butter, b. July, 1887. She was a 

graduate of Montana State Normal. She 
sailed Aug., 1908, for Germany for a year's 
study. Afterward taught in Nebraska. 

900. III. Marion Butter, b. Oct., 1889; d. Dec, 1890. 

901. IV. John Gamble Butter, b. Jan., 1895. 

629 

Herbert Fulton Gambell^ (John^ [280], Catherine,^ Mary,® 
David,^ Simeon,^ Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornells^), b. 



2IO BRYANT GENEALOGY 

June lo, 1868; m. Berdean Fraker of Arkansas; m. (2nd) 
Helen Swain of Osage, Iowa. He was assistant postmaster 
at Winfield, Iowa, 1889. He was for several years in the U. S. 
postal service at Tacoma, Wash., and held such position at 
Manila, P. I., for several years; now (191 2) has position in 
postal department at Washington, D. C. Res. Winfield, 
Iowa. 

630 

Francis Harvey Gambell^ (John^ [280], Catherine,^ Mary,^ 
David,^ Simeon,^ Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ ComeHs^), b. 
Apr. 3, 1870; m. Oct. 15, 1902, Helen Mabelle Fernstrom, 
who was b. Oct. 15, 1875, dau. of Charles Fernstrom and Ma- 
belle Evans of Lone Tree, Iowa. 

Children: 

902. I. Francis Fernstrom Gambell, b. July 20, 1903. 

903. II. John C. Gambell, b. Mar. 19, 1906. 

904. HI. George Fernstrom Gambell, b. July 14, 1909. 

905. IV. William Bryant Gambell, b. Jan. 29, 191 1. 

Mr. Gambell is a graduate of the Keokuk (Iowa) Medical 
College. He made a trip to Europe in 1895. He was United 
States government physician and teacher to the Eskimos at 
Unilaklik, west coast of Alaska, and had charge of the government 
reindeer station at Eaton from 1895 to 1901. He is at present 
practicing medicine at Thief River Falls, Minn. 

631 

Catharine Gamble^ (John^ [280], Catherine,^ Mary,'' 
David,^ Simeon,^ Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornelis^), b. 
Sept. 9, 1872; m. Jerome L. Rawhouser, who was at one 
time a druggist of Lone Tree, Iowa; later studied medicine 
at the Keokuk (Iowa) Medical College from which he gradu- 
ated. Now (1910) located in Cassville, Mo. 

Children: 

906. I. Anna Rawhouser, b. June , 1896. 

907. II. John Gambell Rawhouser, b. Sept , 1899. 

908. III. Jerome Leon Rawhouser, b. Aug, 15, 1908. 



909. 


I. 


9IO. 


II. 


911. 


III. 


912. 


IV. 


913- 


V. 


914- 


VI. 



NINTH GENERATION 211 

632 

Elizabeth Gamble® (John^ [280], Catharine/ Mary,* 
David/ Simeon/ Cornelius/ Pieter Cornelisse/ Cornelis^), 
b. Oct. 25, 1876; m. Fred C. Berks at Phillipsburg, Mont., 
where they reside. She is a soprano singer of more than 
ordinary merit. 

Children: 

George Edwin Berks, b, Apr., 1901. 

Margaret Elizabeth Berks, b. July 29, 1902. 

Carlisle Berks, b. Dec. 4, 1903. 

Oscar Berks. 

John Berks. 

James Berks. 

Harvey C. Gamble® (Leroy^ [282], Catherine/ Mary/ 
David/ Simeon/ Cornelius/ Pieter Cornelisse/ Cornells^), b. 
Feb. 15, 1870; m. Oct. 2, 1900, Minnle Foster of Bay Saint 
Louis, Miss., dau. of Rev. William Foster. Mr. Gamble is a 
railway lineman. 

Children: 

915. I. Cecil Gamble, b. Feb. 15, 1903. 

916. II. Russell Gamble, b. Jan. 6, 1906. 

917. III. Harvey Gamble, b. Feb. 29, 1908. 

635 

Edwin R. Gamble® (Leroy^ [282], Catherine,^ Mary,^ David/ 
Simeon/ Cornelius/ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornells^), b. Aug. 11, 
1876; m. Jan. 2, 1902, in Salt Lake City, Utah, May Viglenny, 

dau. of Viglenny and Simpkins. Res., Indian- 

ola, Iowa. Occupation, electrician and carpenter. 

Children: 

918. I. Raymond Gamble, b. Nov. 11, 1902. 

919. II. Walter Gamble, b. Mar. 4, 1904. 

920. HI. Edwin Gamble, Jr., b. Jan. 13, 1906. 

921. IV. Mildred Gamble, b. Jan. 17, 1908. 



212 BRYANT GENEALOGY 

636 

Caroline Gamble^ (Leroy^ [282], Catharine/ Mary,^ David,^ 
Simeon,^ Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornells^), b. Aug. 28, 
1879; m. Lewis E. Hawes, Sept. 17, 1905, in El Paso, Tex. 
She was formerly a teacher in the public schools of Indianola. 
Res., Bisbee, Ariz. 

637 

Charles Oscar Gamble^ (Charles White^ [283], Catharine,^ 

Mary,^ David,^ Simeon,* CorneUus,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Corne- 
lis^), b. Jan. i, 1875; m. Mary Alma Hewett, Jan. 8, 1902. 
He is a graduate of the Winfield (Iowa) High School. Attend- 
ed Parsons College; served as bugler in the First Regt., Colora- 
do Volunteers in the late Spanish War; was present at the 
siege of Manila, and claims the honor of being the first man 
who entered the fort. He later took part in the campaigns 
against the Filippinos. He and his family live on the Harvey 
Gamble homestead near Winfield, Iowa. 

Children: 

922. 1. Raymond Leroy Gamble, b. Oct. 2, 1904. 

923. 11. Janet Lavinia Gamble, b. July 14, 1909. 

661 

Martha Jane Smith^ (Adaline^ [294], Jane,^ Mary,^ David,^ 
Simeon,* Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornelis^), b. Apr. 29, 
1867; m. Frank White of East Liverpool, Ohio. 

Children: 

John Vance White, b. Mar. 22, 1897. 

Helen Frances White, b. Oct. 27, 1899; burned to 

death May 17, 1902. 
Adaline Flora White, b. June . ., 1901. 
Bryan H. White, b. Oct. 12, 1902. 
Frank White, twins, b. Oct. 12, 1902; d. Feb., 1903. 
Robert Marshall White, b. Nov. 4, 1903. 
Pearl White, b. June 23, 1906. 

Donald Edwin White, b ; d. Mar. 20, 1909. 

Ruth White, b. Dec. 17, 1909. 



924. 


1. 


925- 


II. 


926. 


III. 


927. 


IV. 


928. 


V. 


929. 


VI. 


930- 


VII. 


931- 


VIII. 


932. 


rx. 




CLARRIET A. RIDGEWAY 



NINTH GENERATION 213 

663 

Lulu N. Smith^ (Adeline^ [294], Jane/ Mary,® David,^ 
Simeon,'* Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornells^), b. Dec. i, 
1873; m. George Kurfiss, Nov. . ., 1900. 

Children: 

933. I. John Earl Kurfiss, b. Oct. 26, 1903. 
933a. II. Hattie Odessa Kurfiss, b. July 11, 1906. 

665 

Jennie Franc Lindly^ (Clarriet^ [295], Jane,^ Mary,® David,^ 
Simeon,^ Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornells^), b. Oct. 27, 
1867; m. William Bailey Ridgeway, Jan. 25, 1899. He was 
the son of James Lindsay Ridgeway and Mary Adaline Bailey 
and was born at Eldora, Iowa, Dec. 8, 1872; d. Oct. 23, 1907, 
at Little Rock, Ark., while on a business trip in that state. 
He was a graduate m law from the State University of Iowa. 
Res., Winfield, Iowa. 

Children: 

934. 1. PhiKp Lindly Ridgeway, b. Dec. 30, 1899; d. Aug. 

21, 1900. 
934a. II. Clarriet Adaline Ridgeway, b. Oct. 16, 1907. 
934b. III. Wilma Jenevieve Ridgeway, b. Oct. 16, 1907. 

666 

Leanna Jane McVay^ (Mary^ [296], Jane,'^ Mary,® David,^ 
Simeon,^ Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornells^), b. Dec. 10, 
1869, in Prosperity, Pa.; d. Apr. 11, 1909; m. Oct. 12, 1893, 
Charles Donaldson, son of Robert Donaldson and Rachel 
Walker. In politics Mr. Donaldson is a Democrat; in religion a 
Presbyterian. Res., Buffalo, Pa. 

Child: 

935. I. Mary Ethel Donaldson, b. Sept. 13, 1894. 

667 

Priscilla D. McVay^ (Mary^ [296], Jane,'^ Mary,® David,^ 
Simeon,^ Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornelis^), b. Dec. 8, 



214 BRYANT GENEALOGY 

i87i;d. Jan. 25, i9ii;m. Sept. 15, 1896, John Calvin French, 
b. July 14, 1874, son of John Calvin French and Savilla Vaile. 
Rev. J. C. French is pastor of the First Presbyterian ch. of 
Frenchtown, N. J He is a graduate of Washington and Jeffer- 
son College and of the Theological Department of Princeton 
University, New Jersey. 

Child: 

936. I. Leanna May French, b. May 9, 1902. 

668 

Thomas Franklin McVay^ (Mary^ [296], Jane,"^ Mary,^ 
David,^ Simeon,'* Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornelis^), b. 
Apr. 3, 1874; m. Mar. 28, 1900, Josephine Bell, dau. of Rob- 
ert Bell and Mary Jane McLeary. In politics a Republican; 
religion, Presbyterian; occupation, farming. Res., Prosperity, 
Pa. 

Children: 

937. I. Robert McVay, b. July 29, 1902. 

938. II. Demas Lindly McVay, b. Apr. 5, 1905. 

672 

Mary Frances Kelley^ (Jane^ [398], Jane,^ Mary,^ David,^ 
Simeon,'* Cornelius,^ Pieter CorneHsse,^ Cornehs^), b. Oct. 8, 
1875; m. Feb. 19, 1902, Henry Roach. Res., PhiUipsburg, Kan. 

Children: 

939. I. Raymond Roach, b , 1902. 

940. 11. Harold Vivian Roach, b. Oct. 25, 1904. 

689 

Margaret Elizabeth Day^ (Morris,^ [307], Elizabeth,^ 
Mary,^ David,^ Simeon,* Cornehus,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Corne- 
lis^), b. Nov. 26, 1871, in Goodell, Iowa; m. Feb. 21, 1894, 
Frederick P. Skow, b. Apr. 24, 1868, in Hadersleben, Sles- 
wick-Holstein, Germany; son of Mads Skow and Caroline 



NINTH GENERATION 215 

Freese. Religion, Lutheran; politics, Democratic. Res., 
Watertown, S. Dak. 

Children: 

941. I. Dora Lavinia Skew, b. Nov. 27, 1894. 

942. II. Margaret Daisy Skow, b. Oct. 19, 1905. 

690 

EsTELLA Dell Day^ (Morris^ [307J, Elizabeth, Mary,** 
David,^ Simeon,* Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornelis^), b. 
Feb. 5, 1875; m. J^ly ^5? 1896, at Klemme, Iowa, Hans Nissen, 
b. Apr. 12, 1873, son of Nis Nissen and Catherine Elizabeth 
Ell. Rev. Nissen is pastor of the Methodist Church of Hay- 
warden, S. Dak. In politics he is a Prohibitionist. Mrs. Nissen 
is a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution. 

Children: 

Mary Ethel Nissen, b. May 19, 1897; d. July 5, 1897. 

Harold Sebastine Nissen, b. Apr. 19, 1898. 

Charles Donald Nissen, b. Aug. 27, 1899. 

Catherine Alice Nissen, b. Nov. 28, 1900. 

Walter Raymond Nissen, b. Feb. 11, 1902. 

691 

Ida Alice Day^ (Morris^ [307], Elizabeth,^ Mary,^ David,^ 
Simeon,'* Cornelius,' Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornells^), b. Apr. 30, 
1877, ^t Ellemme, Iowa; m. Dec. 28, 1898, John Baum- 
GAERTNER, b. Dcc. 27, 1872, SOU of John Baumgaertucr and 
Justine Grau. Occupation, hotel proprietor; in politics a 
Republican; in religion, Methodists. Res., Garner, Iowa. 

Children: 

948. I. Daughter, b. Oct. 29, 1899; d. in infancy. 

949. II. Donna Estella Baumgaertner, b. July 6, 1901. 

950. III. John Morris Baumgaertner, b. Sept. 24, 1907. 

695 

RoscoE Vaile Braiden^ (Clara^ [311]? Caroline,^ Mary,^ 
David,^ Simeon,* CorneUus,^ Pieter CorneHsse,^ CorneHs^), b. 



943- 


I. 


944. 


II. 


945- 


III. 


946. 


IV. 


947- 


V. 



21 6 BRYANT GENEALOGY 

May 7, i888; in Rochelle, 111.; m. Anna Geealdine Allen, 
who was b. Jan. 3, 1888; dau. of Ira W. Allen and Mary Denry. 

Children: 

951. I. Miles Joseph Braiden, b. Oct. 10, 1908. 

952. II. Robert James Braiden, b. Oct. 13, 1909. 

953. III. Ruth Marion Braiden, b. Oct. 12, 1910. 

Roscoe was educated in the Rochelle Public School, attended 
Gambler Military Academy, was within a few months of graduating 
when the buildings were burned and the academy closed. He then 
attended the University of Chicago. He is now conducting the ice 
business of RocheUe. He is a member of the First Presbyterian 
Church of Rochelle, IlHnois. In poHtics a Progressive Republican. 

698 

Belle Cort^ (Susan^ [312], Caroline,'^ Mary,^ David,^ 
Simeon,'* Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornelis^), b. Aug. 6, 
1877, at RocheUe, 111.; m. Oct. 24, 1900, in Huron, S. Dak., 
Abner Shdik, son of Michael Shirk (name originally Scherrick) 
and Fianna Burge. He was b. Aug. 19, 1866, at McAllister- 
viUe, Pa. 

Children: 

954. I. Edwin Cort Shirk, b. Dec. 29, 1903, at Atlantic^ 

Mich. 

955. 11. Richard Alvin Shirk, b. Feb. 20, 1906, at Canton, 

111. 

Mrs. Shirk graduated from Huron High School in 1896, and from 
Huron College in 1899. Mr. Shirk graduated from Dana's Musical 
Institute of Warren, Ohio, in 1898, and completed a business course 
at McAllister, Pennsylvania. He is a musician. Mr. and Mrs. 
Shirk are members of the Presybterian Church. Mrs. Shirk is a 
member of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Resi- 
dence, De Kalb, Illinois. 



700 

Jane Mary Cort^ (Susan^ [312], Caroline,^ Mary,^ David, 
Simeon,* Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornelis^), b. Mar. 14 



NINTH GENERATION 217 

1883, in Rochelle, 111.; m. Harry Lenhart, Oct., 1905. 
Jane Mary is a graduate of Huron (S. Dak.) High School and of 
Huron College. 

Child: 

956. I. John Henry Lenhart, b. Oct. 22, 1908. 

721 

Samuel Bryant Irwin^ (Harriett^ [324], Joseph,'' Simeon,^ 
David,^ Simeon,'* Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornehsse,^ Cornelis^), b. 
Apr. 27, 1885; m. June 26, 1907, Waitie McDonald. Samuel 
is in the employ of the Home Telephone Company of Los 
Angeles. 

ChiH: 

957. I. Helen Waitie Irwin, b. Feb. 19, 1909. 

737 

Winered B. Fisher^ (Davis A.^ [350], Nancy,^ David,^ 
David,^ Simeon,^ Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornells^), b. 
June II, 1887. On his seventeenth birthday, June 11, 1904, 
he m. LiLLiE Volkee, dau. of William Volkee and Corrilla 
Rich. Res., near Hebron, Ind. Occupation, farmer; religion, 
Methodist. 

Children: 

958. I. David W. Fisher, b. May 5, 1905. 

959. II. Charlotte Fisher, b. June 20, 1907. 

960. III. Gilbert Fisher, b. Nov. 25, 1908. 

738 

Alfred W. Hayward^ (Arabella^ [351], Nancy,^ David,^ 
David,^ Simeon,^ Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornelis^), b. 
Jan. 3, 1878, near Merrillville, Lake Co., Ind.; m. Feb. 7, 1905, 
Kathryn Isabella Mullen. His parents when he was one 
year and a half old moved to the farm where his father was born 
near Ross, Lake Co., Ind., and resided there until he was nine 
years old, when he with his parents moved to Santa Barbara, 



2i8 BRYANT GENEALOGY 

Calif., where he has lived 25 years He attended high school 
and business college at Santa Barbara, Calif. He is in business 
with his father — furniture and upholstery. Religion, Metho- 
dist; poUtics, RepubHcan. Res., 1414 Laguna St., Santa 
Barbara, Calif. 

Children: 

961. I. Alfreda Isabella Hayward, b. Apr. i, 1906. 

962. II. Roland Fisher Hayward, b. Jan. 9, 1908. 

963. III. Earl Bryant Hayward, b. Oct. 14, 1909. 

740 

Ida May Hayward^ (Arabella^ [351], Nancy,^ David,^ 
David,^ Simeon,^ Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornelis^, b. 
July 25, 1883, on the farm near Ross, Lake Co., Ind., and re- 
sided there with her parents until she was three years of age, 
when she with them went to Santa Barbara, Calif. She. 
graduated from the Santa Barbara High School in 1902; m. 
Brooks B. Brentner, Dec. 29, 1903, who was the son of L. L. 
Brentner. 

Child: 

964. I. Charles Wilfred Brentner, b. Jan. 9, 1907. 

They were living in Oakland, California, at the time of the 
earthquake in San Francisco in 1906. Shortly afterwards they 
went back to Santa Barbara where they lived for two years, moving 
to Los Angeles, where they bought a home and now reside. Relig- 
ion, Methodist. 

Mr. Brentner is in the automobile business; politics, Republican. 
Residence, 148 West 48 Street, Los Angeles, California. 

741 

Earl Grant Hayward^ (Arabella^ [351], Nancy,^ David,^ 
David,^ Simeon,^ Cornelius,^ Pieter CorneHsse,^ Cornells^), 
b. July 23, 1885, on the farm near Ross, Lake Co., Ind., and 
resided there with his parents until he was a year and a half 
old, when he moved to Santa Barbara, Calif., with his parents 
where he still resides. He attended the Santa Barbara High 



NINTH GENERATION 219 

School and helped his father in the furniture business. Re- 
ligion, Methodist; politics, Republican; m. Fredrica Dorothy 
Meyer, Sept. 11, 1907, dau. of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Meyer, of 
Denver, Colo. Mr. Meyer is U. S. Senator and ex-governor of 
Colorado. Earl is in the automobile business, and has a large 
garage in Santa Barbara. 

Child: 

965. I. William Wheeler Hayward, b. Mar. 31, 1909. 

772 

Carrie L. Gamble^ (Mary [392] Eliza,^ Martha,^ Elizabeth,^ 
David,^ Simeon,^ Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornells^), b. 
Dec. 9, 1878; m. July, 1908, Hoyt Partch. 

Children: 

966. I. Mary Partch, b. Oct. 28, 1909; d. Dec. 22, 1909. 

967. II. Robert Carleton Partch, b. Oct. 25, 1910. 

787 

William Stewart Post^ (SamueP [401], Leonidas,^ Eliza- 
beth,^ David,^ Simeon,^ Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Corne- 
lls^), b. Oct. 19, 1881, in AUen Co., Ohio; m. Feb. 23, 1900 
Clara Etta Carey of Shawnee Twp., Allen Co., Ohio. 

Children: 

968. I. Helen Carey Post, b. Jan. 17, 1902. 

969. II. Alvin Donald Post, b. Aug. 31, 1908. 

788 

Cora Ethel Post^ (SamueP [401], Leonidas,^ Elizabeth,^ 
David,^ Simeon,^ Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornells^), b. 
Nov. 22, 1882; m. Alva Benedum of German Twp., Allen Co., 
Ohio. 

Children: 

970. I. Ruth Evelyn Benedum, b. Dec. 2, 1903. 

971. II. Marguerite Post Benedum, b. July 28, 191 1. 



220 BRYANT GENEALOGY 

792 

Claire Bryant Post^ (Charles C.^ [402], Leonidas H./ 
Elizabeth,^ David,^ Simeon,^ Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ 
Cornells^), b. Aug. 18, 1885; m. Oct. 17, 1907, Jessie Carr. 
Res., Alberta, Canada. 

Children: 

972. I. John Post. 

973. II. Mary Post. 



793 

Gertrude Post^ (Charles C.^ [402], Leonidas H.,^ Eliza- 
beth,^ David,^ Simeon,^ Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cor- 
nehs^), b. Mar. 8, 1889; m. June 19, 191 2, Edward L. Baxter. 
She was educated at the Lutheran College in Lima, Ohio, with 
the exception of the senior year, which was taken at Front 
Royal, Va. 

827 

Ruby Sheldon^ (Lulu^ [426], Edmund R.,^ Jacob,^ David,^ 
Simeon,^ Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornells^), b. Mar. 15, 
1882; graduated from Hebron High School May 22, 1900; m. 
July 7, 1904, Hal O. Binyon, city salesman for Kimball Brick 
Co., Chicago. Res., 2535 Kimball Ave., Chicago. 

Children: 

974. I. John Sheldon Binyon, b. June 11, 1905; d. Nov. 2, 

1906, in Chicago, 111. 

975. 11. Arline Binyon, b. Sept. 23, 1906. 

976. III. Hal O. Binyon, Jr., b. Aug. 2, 1909. 



828 

Berta Sheldon^ (Lulu^ [426], Edmund Randolph,'^ Jacob,^ 
David,^ Simeon,^ Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornells^), b. 
May 30, 1883; m. Jan. 8, 1902, Jay Baldwin of Leroy, Ind., 
who was in the mercantile business. Res., Hebron, Ind. 



NINTH GENERATION 221 

Children: 

977. I. Richard S. Baldwin, b. Sept. 3, 1905. 

978. II. Mary Elizabeth Baldwin, b. July 16, 191 1. 



842 

Ida Bryant Holler^ (Alice E.^ [457], Bryant/ Jane,^ David,^ 
Simeon,^ Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornehsse,^ Cornelis^), b. Sept. 3, 
1879, in Peabody, Kan.; m. Aug. 14, 1901, at Colorado Springs, 
Haldine Roland Stealy, who was b. Sept. 14, 1876, at Pea- 
body, Kan., son of Amos Stealy and Katharine Seitz. Ida B. 
Holler graduated from the Peabody High School in 1898. 
Res., Peabody, Kan. 

Children: 

979. I. Kirk Holler Stealy, b. Oct. 18, 1902. 

980. II. Elva Stealy, b. July 4, 1910. 



843 

Edna E. Holler^ (Alice E.^ [457], Bryant,'^ Jane,^ David,^ 
Simeon,^ Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornehs^), b. June 18, 

1882, Peabody, Kan.; m , 1910, Joseph McLean. She 

graduated from the Peabody (Kan.) High School. 

Child: 
981. I. William Robert McLean. 



NEW JERSEY BRYANTS 

The following data was collected by W. B. Stout, of New- 
ark, New Jersey, from New Jersey records of Bryants who 
from names and places of residences seem to have a common 
ancestry with David, 1756 (37). We publish this data hop- 
ing that the other branches will take up at once the collecting 
and preserving of much valuable data which will otherwise be 
lost. 

BRYANT-BRIANT NOTES 
TOMBSTONE INSCRIPTIONS, WESTFIELD CEMETERY 

Andrew Briant, b. 1714; d. 1750, in 36th year of age. 

John Briant, b. 1739; d. Oct. 26, 1801, in 626. year of age. 

David Briant, b. 1756; d. Mar. 29, 1813, in 57th year of age. 

Sarah Briant, b. Oct. 19, 1785; wife of Andrew; d. Feb. 2, 1856; 
age 70 years, 3 months, 13 days. 

Andrew Briant, son of John and Abigail Briant, b. Jan. 25, 1770; 
d. Feb. 13, 1844; age 74 years and 19 days. 

Mary, dau. of John and Abigail Briant, b. 1765; d. Oct. 8, 1775, 
in loth year. 

Mary, dau. of Andrew and Sarah Briant, b. Nov. 7, 1798; d. Apr. 
19, 1828; age 29 years, 5 months and 12 days. 

CONNECTICUT FARMS (N. J.) CEMETERY 
Isaac H. Briant, b. 1798; d. Mar. 22, 1855, age 57. 

[From the Newark News of Dec. 4, 1912.] 

WILLIAM H. BRIANT 

"Summit, N. J., Dec. 4. — William H. Briant, who was one of 
the early settlers of the city and had held several official positions, 
died late yesterday afternoon at his home, 84 Springfield Avenue, in 

222 



NEW JERSEY BRYANTS 223 

the Huntly section. He had lived in that part of the city all his 
Ufe. 

"The cause of death was hardening of the arteries and the in- 
firmities of age. Briant's Pond took its name from Mr. Briant. 

"The funeral will be held at his home Friday afternoon at 2 
o'clock. Rev. William S. Coeyman, pastor of the East Summit 
Chapel, will officiate. Interment will be in the Presbyterian Ceme- 
tery, Springfield. 

" Mr, Briant was eighty-five years old. Fifteen years ago he was 
acting road master of the city and he held the position of freeholder 
sixteen years, retiring twelve years ago. For many years he was a 
justice of the peace. 

"For many years, too, he had been superintendent of the Spring- 
field Methodist Sunday school and was actively connected with the 
church of that denomination. 

"Mr. Briant leaves a widow and two daughters, Mrs. Elizabeth 
Richardson, of Newark, and Mrs. Harriet A. Smith, of New York, 
as well as two stepsons, George F. Vreeland, a former mayor of the 
city, and Harry Vreeland, of the firm of Vreeland & Vought. He 
also leaves five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He 
was the last to survive of a family of eight." 



SPRINGFIELD (N. J.) TOMBSTONE INSCRIPTIONS 

Simeon Bryant, d. June 25, 1784, in 74th year, 

Hannah Bryant, wife of Simeon, d. Apr, 7, 1785, in 67th year of 
age, (Evidently parents of following three children:) 

Hannah, dau. of Simeon and Hannah Bryant, b. 1741; d. Feb. 
20, 1803, in 6 2d year. 

Rachel Ross, dau. of Simeon and Hannah Bryant, b. 1749; d. 
Sept, 14, 1810, in 6ist year, 

Simeon Bryant, b. 1760; d. Sept. 28, 183 1, in 71st year, 

Mary, wife of Simeon Bryant, b, Feb. 14, 1766; d. Aug, 22, 1856. 

Cloe, dau, of Simeon and Mary Bryant, d, Dec, 12, 1786; age 4 
weeks, 3 days, 

Nancy, dau, of Simeon and Mary Bryant, d, Apr, 13, 1798; age 
I year, 2 months, 14 days. 

Jacob, son of Simeon and Mary Bryant, d. Jan. 5, 1803; age 2 
years, 9 months. 



224 BRYANT GENEALOGY 

REPORT OF COMMISSION ON PUBLIC RECORDS OF NEW 
JERSEY FILED AT STATE HOUSE 

Page 104 

£ s. 

Hannah Briant, 1 776-1 780. , 16 . . 

Simeon Briant, 1776-1780 462 11 

Inventory of losses by depredation of English troops, dated 
Springfield, N. J., May 11, 1789: 

Same £ s. 

Benjamin Briant, 1780 11 5 

Dated Connecticut Farms, N. J. 

HISTORY OF MORRIS AND SUSSEX COUNTIES 

Johannis Briant emigrated from Holland about 1690 and settled 
at Springfield, N. J. Had son Andrew, b, 1737 (seems improbable), 
in Essex County. Andrew had son John who was b. in Essex 
County; m. Mary Agnes of Long Island. John had son Lewis, b. 

Mt. Freedom, ; m. Phoebe Hedden (who was b. 18 10; d. 

Sept. 14, 1888), d. Oct. 14, 1879. 

Children : 

William 0., b. Aug., 1828; d. Dec. 11, 1832. 

Mary A., b. Feb., 1830; d. Dec. i, 1832. 

Sarah A., b. Nov. 20, 1832; m. Geo. Cummings. 

Nancy T., b. June 13, 1837; m. Mahlon Stockman. 

Thomas E., b ; d. young. 

Phoebe E., b. Aug. 12, 1843; m. Geo. W. Skillborn. 

Stephen F. Briant, m. AmeHa Bailey; had children: 

Mary E., m. Ernest Lawrence. 

Henry A. 

Matilda T., m. Jefferson Cooley. 

Emma L., m. Frank Pool. 

FIRST SETTLERS OF NEWTON TOWNSHIP, OLD GLOU- 
CESTER, BY CLEMENT (N. Y. P. L.). 

Thomas Briant, b. at Shippenwarden, Northampshire, England, 
in 1665; d. 1733; m. Rebecca Collins, who d. 1743. They owned an 
estate near Mt. Holly, Burlington Co. Children were: 



NEW JERSEY BRYANTS 225 

Elizabeth, m. Daniel Harris. 

Sarah, m. John Fennimore. 

Ann. 

Abraham. 

Benjamin, m. Sarah Kay. 

HEADSTONES IN CHURCHYARD OF PRESBYTERIAN 
CHURCH, MT. FREEDOM, N. Y. 

Andrew Briant, b. 1737; d. July 4, 1821, in his 84th year. 

Rachel, wife of Andrew, b. 1744; d. Mar. 28, 1829, in her 85th 
year. 

Rev. Jacob, b. 1780; d. July 5, 1846, in his 66th year. 

John, b. Mar. 10, 1764; d. Oct. 21, 1835; age 71 years and 21 
days. 

Mary, wife of John, d. May 30, 1835, 58 years, 7 months, 11 days. 

Phebe Ann, wife of Samuel, d. May 6, 1844; age 26. 

Isaac C, son of EKas and Electa, b. 1826; d. Apr. 12, 1842; age 18. 

Orsemus O., son of Samuel and Elizabeth, d. Feb. 6, 1830; age i 
year, 6 months. 

Mary CaroHne, dau. of S. 0. and E., d. Aug. i, 1839; age 7 
months. 

Thomas E., son of Lewis and Phebe, d. Nov. 25, 1816; age 6 years 
and 7 months. 

Mary A., dau. of Lewis and Phebe, d. Dec. i, 1832, 2 years and 
10 months. 

William O., son of Lewis and Phebe; d. Dec. 11, 1832; 4 years 
and 9 months. 

EARLY GERMANS OF NEW JERSEY 

Peggy Bryant, m. Samuel Van Atta abt. 1815; p. 540. 

Joseph Bryant, m. Naomi Beavers about 1830; p. 260. 

Hannah Bryant, b. 1786; d. 1828; was ist wife of Jonah Horton, 
p. 419. 

Polly Bryant was 2nd wife of Robt. Skinner, who was b. 1777, 
Warren Co.; p. 497. 

EUzabeth M. Bryant, dau. of Isaac, m. John Corwin, who was b. 
1787; d. 1859; Hved at Chester. 

Sally Y. Briant, m. Lewis Nicholas, July 16, 1814; p. 454. 



226 BRYANT GENEALOGY 

John Briant, m. Mary Ayers (b. Oct. 19, 1776); p. 244. 

Elias Bryant, b. Aug. 30, 1770; m. Phebe Ann Dickerson, b. 
Nov. 10, 1772. Children were: 

Rachel, m. Samuel Lawrence. 

Sarah, m Nicholas. 

Elias. 

Daniel C, m. Eliza Carroll. 

Samuel C, m. (ist) Phebe Ann Garrison; m. (2nd) Mehi table 
Lewis. 

Hannah, m. John Larison. 

Samuel, died very young. 

*Elizabeth C, m. Samuel Searing. 

Nancy, m. Drake Cramer. 

*Above information furnished by Alonzo Bryant Searing, son 
of Elizabeth Bryant Searing; letter Jan. 4, 191 1. 

MORRIS COUNTY, VOL. 2, P. 565 

Samuel C. Bryant, son of Elias Bryant and Phebe Ann Dickenson, 
was b. 1808 at Ironia, N. J., on original Bryant tract. He m. 
Phebe Garrison; d. 1866. Children were : 

Dorastus L., b. Apr. i, 1840, at Succasunna; m. 1866 to Caroline 
Snelling. 

Children: 

EUza M., m. M. B. Carrel. 

Augustus S., m. Alice Coates. 

Anna P., m. H. H. Jowett. 

Dora L., m. Dolph De Hanne. 

Robert B. 

Freak C. 

Irving G. 

Alonzo. 

VERBALLY BY ANNA A. PENNINGTON, JUNE 13, 1911. 

Samuel O. Briant and wife Jane Cory Briant, lived at Mend- 
ham, N. J. He died about 1866-1867. Was a judge and fre- 
quently went to Morristown, N. J. 

Children were, in order of age: 
Sarah, m Babbitt. 



NEW JERSEY BRYANTS 227 

Adeline, m. Jos. Ballentine. 

Letitia, m. Alva Day. 

Helen, m Wood; went to Oakland, Calif. 



TUTTLES, MORRIS COUNTY, ANNALS 

Mrs. Rachel Briant (1797-1807) d. Feb. 6, 1858; was member, one 
of 35, of Presbyterian Ch., Rockaway, N. J. 

BRIANT-BRYANT MARRIAGES 

Essex County, N. J., Marriage Records. Court House, Newark 
Rev. Peter Bryant — Eliza Stites, both of EHzabeth^own, July 2, 

1795- 
Sarah Bryant — Joseph Haisey, 3rd, Feb. 4, 1796. 
Betsy Briant — Stephen Townley, Jan. (or Feb.), 1806. 
Sarah Briant — Uzal Crane, Aug. 3, 1806. 
John Briant — Betsy Parson, May 2, 1806. 
Aaron Briant — Betsy Sears, Jan. 5, 1807. 
John Searin — Betsy Briant, Feb. 16, 1807. 
Hannah Briant — John Parkhurst, Jan. (or Feb.), 1815. 
Elizabeth Briant — Darling Beach (both of Newark), Mar. 15, 

1814. 
John Briant — Peggy Wade, Mar. 12, 1816. 
Thos. Briant — Mary F. Ross, July 28, 1816. 
(Rev. Thos. Pierson, Westfield) 
Gideon S. Briant of Chatham to Mary Garthwait of Connecticut 

Farms, N. J., Mar. 13, 1810. 
Isaac H. Briant of Newark, to Mary Smith of Connecticut Farms, 

June 3, 1818. 
Mary A. Briant of Springfield to Jonathan Cory of Westfield, Jan. 

30, 1821. 
Jane Briant of Springfield to Amos Keeler of New York, Nov. 23, 

1822. 
Betsy Bryant to Jerry Woodruff, Westfield, Jan. 20, 1822. 
John Briant to Clarissa Tucker, New Providence, N. J., Oct. 3, 1824. 
Mary Briant of Springfield to Apollos Stites of New Brunswick, 

N. J., Jan. 29, 1825. 
Mary Briant of Springfield to David Kissam of Springfield, Dec. 

18, 1825. 



228 BRYANT GENEALOGY 

Mrs. Polly Briant of Westfield to Ithamar Bonnel of Springfield, 

June 4, 1825. 
Hannah S. Briant to John H. Baker, both of Springfield, Nov. 13, 

1826. 
Samuel Briant to Sarah Marsh, both of Westfield, Apr. 20, 1828. 
Nancy D. Briant to Ephriam D. Cramer, both of Randolph Twp., 

Morris Co., N. J., Feb. 12, 1834. 

The will of William Bryant, Sr., Hopewell, Hunterdon Co., N. J., 
includes the following names: 

Son William. 

Son Benjamin. 

Son John. 

Daughter Sarah. 

Daughter Rebecca. 

Daughter May, 1 

Daughter Ann, Y unmarried at this date. 

Daughter Elizabeth.] 

Grandson William Forster. 

Grandson Ralph Hunt, the son of my dau. EHzabeth. 

Granddaughter Mary, dau. of my son John. 

Granddaughter Charity, dau. of my dau. Elizabeth. 

April 7, 1786. 

Three Sons, Executors. 

Rachel Bryant b. Aug. 15, 1758; m. Mar. i, 1783, James 
Stout, lived at Chester, Morris Co., N. J.; died after 1815 
(date uncertain — data concerning her and ancestry desired) . 

Children: 

Mary, b. Sept. 28, 1783; d. Feb. 8, 1856; m. Robert Woodruff. 

Thomas Bryant, Sr., b. Oct. 14, 1785; d. July 14, 1861; m. 
Deborah Terry. 

Hannah, b. Sept. 18, 1787; d. 1828 or 1829; m. Luther Norris. 

EHza, b. Sept. 29, 1789; d. July 11, 1864; m. John Cooper. 

Sarah, b. Dec. 5, 1791. 

Charles T., b. Mar. i, 1793; d. Aug. 17, 1849°; m. Margaret 
McCord. 

John, b. Jan. 26, 1795. 



VAN WINKLE ANCESTRY 229 

James, b. Feb. 2, 1796. 

Rachel, b. Dec. 20, 1798; d ; m. Nicholas Quimby. 

Jane, b. Feb. i, 1801; d. Aug. 29, 1852; m. Jacob Emmons. 

Warren Bryant Stout's ancestor is Thomas Bryant, Sr. Data 
of the above parentage of Rachel wanted. A dau. of Charles 
T. Stout, m. Geo. J. Warren Keifer, Springfield, Ohio, who was 
speaker of the house for many years. Still a member of Congress. 

The above contributed by Warren B. Stout, South Orange, 
N.J. 

William Bryant, Sr. 

Hopewell, N. J. Feb. 10, 1742. 

Wife Sarah. 

Son Voluntino 

Son William. 

Daughters, Sarah, Ann, Elizabeth, AlHes (Alice?). Above daughters 

must have been married at this date, for next mentioned is given 

as Mary, single. 
William Bryant. 

Dec. 20, 1732. 
Daughter Joyce Terrill. 
Granddaughter Johannah Terrill. 
Granddaughter Hilyard Terrill. 



THE WALING-VAN WINKLE ANCESTRY 

The coat of arms of Pier Wahchs appears on a document dated 
July 8, 1455, the original copy being on file in the manuscript divi- 
sion of the Konenklijke Bibhotheek at The Hague, a copy being in 
the Raabhuis at Winkel. Arms: Of gold, a chevron of red, accom- 
panied with three leaves of holly sinister, with stems downward. 

On June 3, 162 1, the great Dutch West India Company was 
incorporated, subject to the States General of Holland. Trading 
posts were established on Manhattan Island and along the Hudson 
River for traffic with the Indians in furs and peltry. For the pur- 
pose of forming permanent settlements a charter was granted by 
the company, giving special privileges "to such as should within 
four years plant a colony of fifty adults in any part of New Nether- 
land other than Manhattan Island." They were to be recog- 



230 BRYANT GENEALOGY 

nized and acknowledged as patroons and were to have absolute title 
in perpetuity to the lands within their grants. These grants might 
extend sixteen miles along one bank of a navigable stream, or half 
that distance on each side, reaching back indefinitely, "so far into 
the country as the situation of the occupiers will permit." Under 
this offer of patronage, KilHan Van Rensalaer in 1629 secured a 
tract above and below Fort Orange (Albany) on both sides of the 
Hudson River called Rensalaerwyk. In 1630 ten settlers sailed 
for his colony. In 1634 Jacob Albertz Planck was made schout and 
he at once began the distribution of farms among the new colonisits. 
Of those who came early to Rensalaerwyk were Symon Wahchs and 
CorneUus Maessen. Symon's farm was located on Papscanee 
Island which he occupied until May i, 1647. O^i October 3, 1636, 
Van Rensalaer wrote: "These two farmers who have been very 
helpful to me, namely Cornelius Maessen and Symon WaUchs, 
you will give a fair choice of the men who are coming." From the 
numerous allusions made in the Rensalaer papers to those who had 
been employed by Symon Walichs, we must esteem him to have 
been a personage of considerable importance in the new colony. 
On October 7, 1648, he agreed to buy Pieter Van DerUnden's 
plantation on Manhattan Island, but was killed by the Indians 
near Paulis Hook at Pavonia (now Jersey City), March, 1649. 

Jacob Waligh or Walingen (from whom the Van Winkle family 
is descended) made at least two voyages between Holland and this 
country before he settled permanently here, for the Dutch church 
at Hoorn, Holland, disclosed, that between September 25 and Decem- 
ber 18, 1633, the following "have come over with certificate from 
other churches to our congregation: Symon Walingen of New 
Netherland, Jacob WaUngen of New Netherland," proving that they 
must have resided in New Netherland long enough to have become 
established; to have united with the church and to be entitled to 
a certificate of dismissal, accorded only to members in good and 
regular standing. Jacob again sailed from Hoorn in 1634, arriving 
at New Amsterdam in June, 1635, in ship King David. The 
family of Jacob Waligh were residents of that part of North Hol- 
land, at or near the town of Winkle. This town is located one and 
a half miles southwest of MedenbHck, eleven miles northeast of 
Alkmaar and about fifteen miles northwest of Hoorn. 

Among the early inhabitants of this village of Winkle was the 
family of Walich. They were extensive land owners, as in 1326 



VAN WINKLE ANCESTRY 231 

one section of the dykes was designated as Walichsdyke, the cus- 
tom being to give to the. dykes the names of the owners of the lands 
they bounded. Records of 16 10 show that the church of Winkle 
had acquired a tract of land of Peter Walig. The names Waligs, 
Walichs, Walinghs and Walighs appear interchangeably in the 
records at Winkle apparently as the transcriber chose to write it. 
The records show that the Walings were property owners in Winkle 
in the twelfth century and were residents there in the fourteenth 
and seventeenth centuries, which fact fully explains and verifies 
the origin of the name "Van Winkle" according to the system of 
nomenclature in vogue at that time. ''Van" signifies "/row" or 
"0/" Winkle (place of residence); as, "Jacob Van Winkle," Jacob 
from Winkel (Holland). In early times a person might have, in 
addition to his given name, a name determined upon because of 
some physical or personal characteristic of the individual, or occu- 
pation, place of birth or residence. After a time an affix or sufl&x 
to the father's name became the custom and a generally adopted 
system in Holland. The terminations "s," "se," "sen," were 
added to the father's name and became the patronymic, thus 
indicating the line of descent. These different suffixes have the 
same meaning, signifying ^^ child of;^^ thus Symon Jacobse would 
indicate Symon son of Jacob, Cornelisse son of Cornells. This 
custom was not continued in America except in the early days, but 
the native place, or place from whence they came, gave the surname 
to many emigrants from Holland, as "Van Hoorn"/row Room, a 
town in Holland, "Van Ripen," /row Ripen, ''Van Winkle," etc. 
In the female line the given name of the daughters was that of a 
near relative with/g added, meaning diminutive. 

Jacob WaHgh or Walingen (from whom the Bryants trace their 
descent) came to America prior to 1633; the exact date of his first 
arrival is not known; he, however, was among the first settlers of 
New Netherlands. He settled in 1636 on a farm at Rensalaerwyk. 
He returned to Manhattan October i, 1650. He was elected one 
of "r/?e Twelve Men,''' the first representative official body within 
the limits of New York and New Jersey. He led a movement to 
establish a settlement on the Connecticut River, but abandoned the 
project because of opposition of the English. On October 23, 1654, 
he secured a grant of land at Pavonia (now Jersey City, New 
Jersey). In 1664 Carteret issued a deed confirming all existing 
property rights. The deed in confirmation of the Walingen grant 



232 BRYANT GENEALOGY 

describes the property as follows : "Beginning at a stake on the edge 
of New York Bay and from said stake running north 27°, 27' west, 
64 chains, 74 links to a stake between two cedar bushes at the edge 
of Newark Bay, thence south 46° 30' west, 10 chains and 30 links 
along said Bay to a stake, thence south 27° 30' east, 60 chains and 
20 Hnks to a stake standing by the edge of York Bay, on the 
easterly side of a small creek and thence northeasterly along said 
York Bay as it runs to the place of beginning." 

In 1655 the inhabitants of Pavonia were driven from their homes 
and their property destroyed by the Indians. Through the efforts 
of Governor Stuyvesant peace was finally secured and some of the 
colonists returned to their ruined homes, among whom was Jacob 
WaHngen. No record of date of marriage of Jacob Walingen has 
been found, although in the old Dutch church records of New 
Amsterdam of 1647 appear the names of Jacob Wahngen and wife 
Trintje. Jacob WaHngen died in the early part of the year 1657, 
leaving a widow, "Trintje Jacobs," and six minor children, three 
boys and tWee girls, as follows: 

Maritje Jacobs, married Pieter Jansen Slot, Feburary 2, 1663. 

Waling Jacobse, baptized October 10, 1650; married Catharina 
Michelse (Vreeland), March 15, 1671. 

Grietje Jacobse, married Ehas Michelse (Vreeland), August 30, 
1665. 

Jacob Jacobse, baptized October 10, 1650; married Adeltje 
Daniels, November 14, 1675; married (2nd) Grietje Hendrickse 
Hellingh, March 26, 1693. 

Symon Jacobse, bap. July 24, 1653; married Annatje Arianse 
(Sip) Dec. 15, 1675. 

Annatje Jacobse, bap. January 2, 1656; married Johannis 
Steymets, Nov. 30, 1676. 

The name of Van Winkle had now become attached to the 
family (although some branches retained the name of Waling or 
Waning). 

Symon Jacobse Van Winkle, son of Jacob Walingen and 
Trintje Jacobs, who was born 1653, and had wife Annatje Arianse 
Sip, had daughter Marguerite, born Nov. 4, 1676, who mar- 
ried (ist) Martin Winne, Oct. 30, 1697; (2nd) Cornelius Brey- 
ANT, Dec. 7, 1700. This Cornelius Breyant^ was the son of 



VAN WINKLE ANCESTRY 233 

Pieter Cornelisse Breyant,^ son of Cornells.^ He was the father 
of Simeon Bryant,^ who was the father of David Bryant^ born 
1756 (No. 37). Although we have some knowledge of the Walings 
from the fourteenth century, we can give a connected Hne only 
from Jacob WaHngen as follows: Jacob Walingen^ and Trintje 
Jacobs, Symon Jacobse Van Winkle^ and Annatje Arianse Sip, 
Marguerite Van Winkle^ and Cornelius Breyant, Simeon Bryant* 
and Hannah Searing, David Bryant'' and Catherine Woolley. 

Bergen or Pavonia (now Jersey City and vicinity) as it was orig- 
inally called, where our ancestor Jacob WaHngen lived, was the 
first permanent organized settlement in New Jersey. His sons Wal- 
ing and Symon settled upon the Acquackenonck grant (now 
Hackensack, Passaic, Paterson and vicinity). Jacob the second 
son remained at Bergen, where some of the descendants still reside. 

We are indebted to Mr. Daniel Van Winkle of Jersey City, New 
Jersey, for this history of the Van Winkle family. Mr. Van Winkle 
was exceedingly generous in giving the correspondent information 
that he had spent many years in procuring and we extend to him 
our sincere gratitude. 

The Bryant family probably were among those who sought 
refuge from religious persecution by emigrating to Holland and 
while sojourning there were united in marriage with the WaUinghs 
and Van Winkels, who became ancestors of the American family. 
We believe this infusion of Holland ancestry is shown in the char- 
acteristics of the descendants, for the American Bryant family has 
ever been ready to lead in the van of civilization; fearless in the 
face of danger, and exhibiting the sturdy qualities which led them 
to break the soil and till the broad acres which came into their 
possession. Holding the love of God pre-eminent, they estab- 
lished and maintained houses of worship wherever their lot was 
cast. The term Dutch, from the Anglo-Saxon "Theod," means 
people or "folks." They are described by John Fiske in his "The 
Dutch and Quaker Colonies in America," pubKshed in 1900, as 
"men of stalwart frame, indomitable in fight, at home upon the 
wave, venturesome, fond ot good cheer, fierce sticklers for Hberty, 
of strong individuahty, and prone to do their own thinking." 

Before the end of the eighth century the Hollanders were a 
Christian people. At the close of the Middle Ages the civihzation 
of the Netherlands had assumed a more modern type than in any 
other part of Europe. The great Florentine historian, Guic- 



234 BRYANT GENEALOGY 

ciardini, whose testimony is of the highest value, assures us that in 
his day, or before 1540, even the peasants in Holland could com- 
monly read and write their own language. State archives of Hol- 
land show that free schools supported by public taxes were the sub- 
ject of legislation at various times during the sixteenth century. 
Erasmus, born in Rotterdam, 1467, through his translation of the 
scriptures made The Netherlands a center of bibHcal scholarship. 
During the sixteenth century the bible was nowhere else so generally 
read by the common people. 



STATE OF NEW JERSEY 

OFFICE OF THE ADJUTANT GENERAL 

Trenton, May 24, 1913. 
// is Certified, That the records of this office show that Jacob 
WooLLEY served as a Private, in the Essex County, New Jersey, 
Militia; enlisted March i, 1777, for the war, as a Drummer in 
Captain Silas Howell's Company, First Battalion, Second Estab- 
lishment, New Jersey Continental Line ; took part in an engagement 
at Short Hills, New Jersey, June 26, 1777, in the battle of Brandy- 
wine, Delaware, September 11, 1777, in the battle of White Horse 
Tavern, Pennsylvania, September 27, 1777, and in the battle of 
Germantown, Pennsylvania, October 4, 1777; reduced to Private, 
November i, 1777; transferred to Captain John Flahaven's Com- 
pany, November 30, 1777; promoted Fifer March i, 1778; Drum- 
mer, April I, 1778; took part in the battle of Monmouth, New 
Jersey, June 28, 1778; enlisted as Drummer, Captain Aaron Ogden's 
Company, February i, 1779; reduced to Private, September 30, 
1779; served with the company and battalion in Brigadier General 
WilUam Maxwell's New Jersey Brigade, Major General John 
Sullivan's Division, Continental Army, in the campaign against 
the Six Nations in Western Pennsylvania and Western New York, 
May II to November 5, 1779; took part in the battles of Newtown 
and Chemung, New York, August 29, 1779; took part in the battle 
of Connecticut Farms, New Jersey, June 7, 1780, and in the battle 
of Springfield, New Jersey, June 23, 1780; transferred, as Private, 
with Captain Aaron Ogden's Company, to First Regiment, New 
Jersey Continental Line, January i, 1781; transferred to Captain 
Jonathan Forman's Company, same regiment, August i, 1781; 



WOOLLEY AND WOODRUFF ANCESTRY 235 

served with the company and regiment in the Second Brigade 
(Colonel Elias Dayton commanding), Major General Benjamin 
Lincoln's Division, Continental Army, in the Virginia Campaign 
and siege of Yorktown, Virginia, April to October, 1781; took part 
in the battle of Yorktown, Virginia, October 6 to 19, 1 781, and was 
present at the surrender of Lord Cornwallis, October 19, 1781; 
Private, Captain Alexander Mitchell's Company, New Jersey 
Regiment, March i, 1783; served until the close of the Revolu- 
tionary War. 

W. F. Sadler, Jr. 
[seal] The Adjutant General. 



WOOLLEY AND WOODRUFF ANCESTRY 

Catherine Woolley, the wife of David Bryant, number 
37, page 31, was the daughter of 

Abraham Woolley^ of Springfield, N. J., and Catherine 
Woodruff, his wife, whose children, so far as known to us, were; 

1. Abraham Woolley, born 1755, married Rhoda Mary 
Roll, parents of Maj. Abram Roll Woolley (Note 
i) and grandparents of Mr. Charles Woodruff 
Woolley of Buffalo, New York, who has made 
extensive research on the Woolley family. 

II. Jacob Woolley, born 1757, married Hannah Thompson. 

HI. Sarah Woolley, born 1759; died 1823; married Joseph 
Denman (who died 1819) as his fourth wife. 

IV. Catherine Woolley, born about 1761; married David 
Bryant. 

Abraham Woolley, Sr.,^ was the son of Jacob Woolley,^ 
who served in the war of Revolution. (See record.) Grand- 
son of Abraham,^ great grandson of John,^ and great great 
grandson of Robert Woolley^ (Note 2), who married Anne Wood- 
ruff, a daughter of our emigrant ancestor John Woodruff^ of 
Lynn, Massachusetts, and Southampton, Long Island. John 
Woodruff^ "the elder," in September, 1665, recorded the sale 
of his house to Robert Woolley, husband of his sister Anne, page 
30 (Note 3). 



236 BRYANT GENEALOGY 

Catherine Woodruef, wife of Abraham Woolley, who was 
the mother of Catherine Woolley, wife of David Bryant, died 
at the home of her grandson Joseph Bryant at Owl Creek near 
Claysville, Washington County, Pennsylvania (probably 
buried at Claysville). She is said by descendants to have 
lived to be 106 years old. We have been unable to obtain the 
exact date of her birth or death. We leave it to be verified 
later. (See Foreword.) The David Bryant number 37 and 
Catherine Woolley Bryant descendants have the following 
Woodruff line of ancestry : 

Thomas Woodrove,^ whose name appears 1508 on the rec- 
ords of the town of Fordwich, Eng., was the "trusted envoy of 
the town" of Fordwich. In 1539 he was Jurat (Judge and 
Legislator or Magistrate and Municipal Councillor) and sat 
with his brother Magistrates in the Court at Fordwich to 
arrange for conveying to some favored friends of the king a 
portion of the possessions and estates captured in the wars. 
He died 1552. His son, 

William Woodroffe,^ is recorded as a Jurat of Fordwich in 
1579 and was also a "Key Keeper of the Town Chest, a very 
honorable ofhce conferred upon the two best men of the 
Liberty" (Borough). He died in 1587. The eldest son of 
William Woodroffe was 

Robert Woodroffe^ of Fordwich who married in 1573 
Alice Russell of Northgate. He is on record as a Jurat, and a 
Churchwarden in 1584; and died in 161 1. His eldest son was 

John Woodroffe,^ born in 1574 at Fordwich, "On reaching 
Man's estate took up his residence at Northgate where his 
uncle William Russell was Churchwarden." In 1601 he mar- 
ried Elizabeth Cartwright. His will dated September, 161 1, 
was proved in October, 161 1, mentions his wife Elizabeth 
and his young and only son John. The will was witnessed by 
"John Gozmur," evidently a friend of the family and who, as 
the times were so stormy, very shortly became the legal pro- 
tector of the widow and son, for on October 21, 161 1, Eliza- 
beth Woodruffe, and John Gosmore, both of the parish of St. 
Mary, Northgate, were married, page 9 (Note 3). In 1639 



WOOLLEY AND WOODRUFF ANCESTRY 237 

or 1640 they were among the settlers of Southampton, Long 
Island, as was also the son, 

John Woodrutf,^ "The Emigrant," born in 1604 at North- 
gate, England, with his wife Anne whom he married in England, 
and their baby John were living in the Gosmer household. 
This John^ (b. 1637), the first American ancestor of the New 
Jersey Woodruffs, page 20 (Note 3), was the father of Anne 
who married Robert WooUey as mentioned in Woolley record 
page 235, Elizabeth, who married a Mr. Dayton, and what has 
proved a most complicated genealogical problem, two sons 
named John, both of whom lived to manhood and added to the 
complication by giving to their children duplicate names. 
John^ "The Emigrant," being "weak in body," page 23 (see 
Note 3), made his will May 4, 1670, which was proved on the 
first day of the following month, in which he names his "wife 
Anne Woodruff," "eldest son John of Elizabeth Town," 
daughters Anne, and Elizabeth, and "My youngest son John 
Woodruff." The inventory of his estate shows that for the 
times he was a man of wealth and refinement, and from the 
requirements at that time of the important and difficult post 
of Impounder to which he was elected, it may be inferred 
that he was upright, of sound judgment, and, generally of a 
character and standing that commanded the confidence and 
respect of all in the community. The unusual proceeding of 
giving a second son the name borne by an elder brother who 
was stiU living seems to be accounted for by the fact that John 
Gosmer having lost his only son Richard in 1649-50, page 31 
(Note 3), legally adopted his stepson John Woodruff, born 
1604, "who hath lived with me from a child," and the parents 
in appreciation and love they bore for the adopted father, 
John Gosmer, who was as well the stepfather, named the second 
son John after John Gosmer. The Bryants derive their 
descent from John "the elder," who was baptized in 1637, in 
the Parish of Sturry, in Kent, England. He doubtless accom- 
panied his parents from Fordwich to Southampton, Long Is- 
land, in 1639 or 1640. At twenty years of age he was on record 
as one of the arms-bearing men. He is mentioned as a land- 



238 BRYANT GENEALOGY 

owner in 1659-60; and about the same time he married Mary, 
a daughter of Mr. John Ogden of Southampton. In 1664 
his father-in-law gave him the "house and home lot" on 
Main Street which Mr. Ogden had bought from his nephew 
(or cousin) John Ogden on the latter's departure from 
Southampton. Between August 29 and September 7, 1665, 
he recorded the sale of his house to Robert Woolley, the hus- 
band of his sister Anne, and his land to other fellow towns- 
men. He joined his father-in-law, Mr. Ogden, in the emigra- 
tion to New Jersey. He owned a large tract of land in Essex 
County, New Jersey, near Elizabethtown, which is still known 
as Woodruff's Farms. He was a man of distinction in several 
important offices as Ensign, High Sheriff, Magistrate. He 
held the office of Chief Ranger by appointment of the General 
Assembly, December, 1683. He was styled "gent." At 
Elizabethtown, New Jersey, on April 27, 1691, when only 
fifty-four years old but "in hazard of life," he made his will 
and on May 25 it was proved. Following are the children 
of John Woodruff and Mary Ogden : John Woodruff, Jonathan 
Woodruff, Sarah Woodruff, born January 4, 1600, Hannah 
Woodruff, David Woodruff, Joseph Woodruff, Benjamin 
Woodruff, Elizabeth Woodruff, Daniel Woodruff. Mr. John 
M. Lindly of Winfield, Iowa, and Mr. Charles Woodruff 
Woolley of Buffalo, New York, both of whom have diligently 
searched the records, make the Catherine Woodruff Woolley 
line of descent through Joseph, son of John "the elder," and 
next Thomas, son of Joseph, and this Thomas as the father of 
Catherine Woodruff Woolley, who was the mother of Catherine 
Woolley who married David Bryant (No. 37). This Thomas, 
however, must not be mistaken for the Thomas who married 
first Mary Cory, and second Rebecca Merry, for he was the 
grandson of John "the younger." 

Chamber's Encyclopedia states that a reeve in the Saxon 
period in England represents the lord of a district, at the folk- 
mote (meeting or assembly) of the county; and within his dis- 
trict he levied his lord's dues, and performed some of his 
judicial functions. A "wood-reeve" was presumably reeve 



WOOLLEY AND WOODRUFF ANCESTRY 239 

for his lord's woodlands. Woodruff has had various spelHngs: 
Woodreeve, Woodreefe, Woodrove, Woodroffe, Woodrow, 
Woodrufe, Woodruffe; Woodruff. 

Note i. Abram Roll WooUey, who was stationed at Fort Pitt, has the 
following record: "War Department, Washington, D. C. Abram R. 
WooUey of New Jersey was appointed Captain and Deputy Commissary of 
Ordinance, Dec. 24, 181 2, and Major of Ordinance Department Feb. 9, 
181 5; transferred to the 7th U. S. Infantry June i, 182 1, and to the 6th U. S. 
Infantry March 11, 1823; that he was promoted to be Lieutenant Colonel 
December 16, 1825, and that he was dismissed the service May i, 1829." 

Note 2. Robert WooUey was the brother of Emanuel WooUey, whose 
descendants lived in East New Jersey. These brothers, Robert and Eman- 
uel, probably came to Lynn, Massachusetts, in 1838 and to Connecticut in 
1653; from there Robert went to South Hampton, Long Island, where he is 
mentioned on the list of 1657. 

Note 3. Pages refer to a history of Woodruff family compiled by Francis 
E. Woodruff, entitled "A Branch of the Woodruff Stock." 



INDEX 



Note. — The first number is the genealogical number; the second number indi- 
cates the page. 



Aertszen, Cornelis i 

Ackerman, Annatie 27g 

Cornelis 271 

Egbert 13 

Geertie 27c 

Geertie 2 yd 

Hendricktie 27f 

Lauwrens 27a 

Lauwrens 2 ye 

Lauwrens 27h 

Petrus 27b 

Adams, George 122 

Fanny 122 

John 67 

Rachel 67 

Adgate, Caroline 146 

Agnew, Adah M 840 

Anna N 445 

Arthur G 444 

Belle M 838 

David 72 

David 162 

Elizabeth 161 

Fay D 441 

Frank V 43 1 

Fred F 436 

Genevieve 839 

Gertrude M 440 

Guy O 448 

Herbert R 437 

Isaac A 443 

Isaac B 160 

Jessie M 842 

Jessie W 442 

Lela 1 447 

Margaret J 159 

Mary E 433 

Minnie D 446 

Nanetta E 434 

Park D 841 

Sarah G 435 

Ward B 432 



23 

27 

27 

27 

27 

27 

27 

27 

27 

27 

27 

92 

47 

49 

49 

106 

198 

120 

120 

198 

55 

56 

56 

198 

118 

118 

198 

119 

120 

118 

120 

55 



120 

55 
118 
120 
118 
198 
118 
118 



Ains worth, Emma 271 77 

Akers, David P 474 126 

Ale, Andrew C 407 192 

Grace 806 192 

Minnie N 807 192 

Ruth M 808 192 

Samuel 407 192 

Allen, Anna G 695 216 

Frank 994a 164 

Ira W 695 216 

Wilber 680 164 

Anderson, James 347 93 

Margaret 361 97 

Andrew, Ephraim C 166 56 

Samuel 166 56 

Andrews, Mary L 185 60 

Soloman 185 132 

Applegate, Bryant 492 60 

Charles 184 59 

F. P 184 59 

Arentse, Hendrickje 2 23 

Ashley, George H 374 102 

Atkinson, Charles C 300 83 

Chester 684 165 

Cleda 683 165 

David B 299 83 

Darwin E 302 83 

Edwin S 301 83 

Florence J 682 164 

Frank 678 164 

John 109 83 

Ida G 681 164 

Mabel 680 164 

Nora 679 164 

Bailey, Mary A 665 213 

Baird, Andrew 546 143 

Donald D 890 143 

George W 440 119 

Mattie 256 149 

Samuel C 546 143 

Volney 256 149 

Baker, Jemima 393 188 



2i".I 



242 



INDEX 



Baldwin, Jay 828 

Mary E 977 

Richard S 978 

Barker, Samuel 618 

Barney, Ruth A 121 

Bartholomew, Alia 229 

Stephen L 229 

Baumgarten, Donna E . . . . 949 

John 691 

John 691 

John M 950 

Baxter, Edward L 793 

Beck, Ellen 399 

Beebe, Edwin 594 

Edwin H 269 

Edward R 104 

lone C 270 

Joanna B 268 

Ruthven S 593 

Bell, Josephine 668 

Robert 668 

Benedum, Alva 788 

Marguerite P 971 

Ruth 970 

Bennet, Mary A 233 

Bennett, Richard 451 

William 451 

Berks, Carlisle 916 

Fred C 632 

George E 914 

James 919 

John 918 

Margaret E 915 

Oscar 917 

Berry, Emma 150 

John 150 

Mary C 94 

William C 94 

Bice, Mercy N 395 

William 395 

Binyon, Arline 975 

Halo 827 

HalO 976 

John S 974 

Bissel, Caroline 332 

Blachley, Eliza 295 

Blackstone, Benjamin E. . . 333 

Ella A 724 

John K 119 

John K 331 

Lillian B 723 

Lillian E , 332 



19s 
121 
121 
153 
91 
138 
138 
215 
215 
215 

215 

191 

394 

151 

76 

40 

76 

76. 

151 

162 

214 

190 

219 

219 

139 
121 
121 
211 
211 
211 



211 

113 

113 

6S 

65 



220 

195 
220 
220 
180 
160 

89 
180 

89 
179 
179 
180 



Blackstone, William 119 89 

William B 330 89 

Blaker, William H 683 165 

Bliss, Elizabeth L 350 93 

William 350 181 

Bohart, Emma 461 122 

J. C 462 200 

Lillian M 462 200 

Bond, Marinda 370 185 

Bonsell, Emily 307 166 

Bongart, Ralph 13 24 

Boomgaert, Cornelisse J. . . 8 25 

Boongaert, Hendrickie 20 25 

Marretie 21 25 

Bowen, Mary 151 114 

Bowles, Helen 213 135 

Bowman, Cora A 408 193 

Boyd, Martha 305 165 

Braiden, Bryant F 696 167 

Joseph 311 167 

Marion G 697 168 

Miles J 311 167 

Miles J 951 216 

Robert J 952 216 

Roger A 311 167 

Roscoe V 695 167 

Ruth M 953 216 

Brentner, Brooks B 740 218 

Charles W 964 218 

L. L 740 218 

Bright, Nancy E 162 119 

David 162 119 

Britt, Eliza J 127 96 

Brockman, Pearl 640 156 

Brody, 253 73 

Brough, Anna 568 149 

Brown, Agnes 125 93 

Allen R 850 200 

Bryant W 848 199 

Cecil B 849 200 

Cecil W 460 199 

Eugene 716 177 

Eugene W 320 177 

Frank P 468 125 

Hannah M 655 159 

James 291 81 

James H 654 159 

Margaret C 460a 200 

William C 715 177 

Buchanan, Eliza 273 152 

Buckley, Clara P 875 205 

Itha 1 872 205 



INDEX 



243 



Buckley, Marguerite 873 205 

Olive 876 205 

Patrick 523 205 

Tracy M 874 205 

William 523 205 

Bump, Frances L 883 206 

Loren H 534 206 

Loren R 534 206 

Burge, Fianna 698 216 

Burrell, Daniel 380 187 

Millard A 380 186 

Butler, Marilla 397 107 

Butter, Donald 898 209 

James 628 209 

John G 901 209 

Margaret J 899 209 

Marion 900 209 

Bryant, Abigail 40 31 

Abraham 64 32 

Ada L 246 70 

Adelbert 231 67 

Adeline 327 89 

Alexander 208 64 

Alexander C 94 39 

AlfordD iSS 54 

Alice A 563 148 

Andres 39d 28 

Andres 1024 28 

Andries 11 24 

Andries 12 24 

Andris 26 26 

Ann 87 38 

Ann E 179 59 

Annetie 7 24 

Annetie 22 26 

Annette M 184 59 

Arent 10 24 

Arie 4 23 

Arthur V 76 57 

Avis B 825 194 

Avis M 154 54 

Belle... 355 96 

Benjamin F 90 38 

Bernard R 560 146 

Bernice 732 181 

Bertie 365 99 

Berta 806 192 

Bertha A 187 61 

Bertha L 251 73 

Bessie 357 97 

Beth 826 19s 

Blanche E 253 73 



Bryant, Carl C 495 132 

Caryl H 531 138 

Charles 186 60 

Charles A 180 59 

Charles A 493 131 

Charles P 89 38 

Charles R 499 132 

Chloe 39b 31 

Christopher W 565 148 

Clara 203 64 

Clara M 564 148 

Claude J 194 63 

Cornells i 23 

Cornelius 9 24 

Cornelius 39b 28 

Cynthia L 242 70 

Daniel R 185 60 

Daniel S 129 49 

Daniel S 39d 31 

Darwin D 869b 204 

DarlO 869D 204 

David 37 28 

David 52 29 

David 67 32 

David 77 37 

David 130 49 

David E 95 40 

David L 121 47 

Donald K 869 204 

Dora 220 66 

Dorothea 209 65 

Dorothea C 520 136 

Dorothea L 215 65 

Earl 500 132 

Edith M 492 131 

Edith M 561 146 

Edmund E 343 92 

Edmund R 453 ; 5 :. 54 

Edmund R 423 115 

Edward M 234 68 

Elias 33 28 

Elias S3 29 

Elias 60 32 

Elias 122 47 

Elias W 182 59 

Elizabeth 35 28 

Elizabeth 55 29 

Elizabeth 69 32 

Elizabeth 745 184 

Elizabeth " 39a 31 

Elizabeth A 217 65 

Elizabeth C 871 



244 



INDEX 



Bryant, Elizabeth D 157 54 

Elizabeth R 337 92 

Elmer E 427 115 

Emma 341 92 

Eva R 240 70 

Fanny 39c 31 

Florence 336 91 

Floyd 497 132 

Frank 210 65 

Frank J 228 67 

Franklin W 421 115 

Fred 364 99 

Frederick 84 38 

Geary D 429 115 

Geertruyd 8 24 

George 131 49 

George H 345 92 

Glenn W 558 146 

Hannah 30 27 

Hannah 43 29 

Hannah 54 29 

Hannah 68 32 

Hannah 100 40 

Hannah 39I 31 

Harriett 324 89 

Harriett E 123 47 

Harry A 356 96 

Harry D 207 65 

Harvey W loi 40 

Hendrick 5 23 

Hendrickje 3 23 

Hendricktie 24 26 

Henry A 513 135 

Hubert R 232 67 

Isaac 61 32 

Isaac 79 37 

Isaac 124 49 

Isaac C 102 40 

Isaac L 156 54 

Isaac W 82 38 

Jacob 29 27 

Jacob 50 29 

Jacob 70 32 

Jacob 39g 31 

Jacob C 99 40 

James 51 29 

James 36 28 

James A 216 65 

James E 120 47 

James H 127 49 

Jane 73 32 

Jane 91 39 



Bryant, Jane 103 40 

Jane 39! 31 

Jean C 211 65 

Jeannie 88 38 

Jennie 204 64 

Jennie B 422 115 

Jessie M 252 73 

Joanna 104 40 

Johannes 23 26 

John 71 32 

John 81 37 

John 359 97 

John 39a 28 

John A 178 59 

John D 191 61 

John H 562 146 

John 1 214 65 

John P 249 73 

JohnQ 85 38 

John W 126 49 

Joseph 62 32 

Joseph 118 47 

Joseph A 128 49 

Joseph A 361 97 

Joseph W 93 39 

Joseph W 213 65 

Josephine 205 64 

Julia 340 92 

Julia A 190 61 

Katherine 83 38 

Laurentine 342 92 

Leland D 559 146 

Lelia M 566 148 

Lila R 521 136 

Lincoln C 428 115 

Lois A 869a 204 

Lucile 734 181 

Luella C 188 61 

Lulu 426 115 

Lyell 824 194 

Lysbeth 6 23 

Lyzabeth 13 24 

Madge L 195 63 

Margaret 119 47 

Margaret 344 92 

Margaret 733 181 

Margaret J 250 73 

Maria L 86 38 

Marie V 189 61 

Martha F 233 68 

Mary 42 29 

Mary 65 41 



INDEX 



245 



Bryant, Mary 98 40 

Mary 39h 31 

Mary 1023 28 

Mary A 236 68 

Mary D 230 67 

Mary E 219 65 

Maryette 328 89 

Mary L 222 66 

Mary M 177 59 

Mary P 181 59 

Mathew D 338 92 

Mathew M 158 54 

Maude 362 99 

Merritt Conner 241 145 

Minnie Lou 519 136 

Milton S 244 70 

Myra L 346 92 

Nancy 44 29 

Nancy 72 32 

Nancy 125 92 

Nancy 349 93 

Nancy 39f 3 1 

Nettie L 247 147 

Nellie M 335 91 

Ora D 363 99 

Ora V 245 146 

Orah 358 97 

Orah 744 184 

Orah A 132 99 

Otto D 494 132 

Percy J 491 131 

Phoebe 28 13 

Pieter C 2 23 

Rachel 27 26 

Rachel 34 28 

Rachel B 347 93 

Ray 498 132 

Rhoda 38 28 

Robert 78 37 

Robert M 869c 204 

Ross L 532 138 

Routt A 518 136 

Ruth 567 148 

Samuel 32 28 

Samuel 41 29 

Samuel 63 32 

Samuel 39c 28 

Samuel E 248 73 

Samuel T 235 68 

Samuel R 97 40 

Sarah 31 28 

Sarah 56 29 



Bryant, Sarah 59 31 

Sarah A 96 4c 

Sarah A 39k 31 

Sarah G 424 115 

Schyler 326 89 

Sidney E 514 135 

Sidney H 218 65 

Simeon 25 26 

Simeon 39 28 

Simeon 49 29 

Simeon 66 32 

Simeon 325 89 

Simeon A 39J 31 

Thomas C 92 39 

Thomas, Jr 206 64 

Ulysses S 183 59 

William 348 93 

William A 229 67 

William C 339 92 

William C 425 115 

William H 221 66 

William H 360 97 

William P 212 65 

William P 334 91 

William S 501 132 

William W 491a 131 

Willis 117 47 

Wilna 743 184 

Winfred A 496 132 

Winfred E 506 134 

Cagley, Frank 537 206 

Frank 537 206 

Gladys M 885 206 

Campbell, Alexander 62 39 

Bryant 510 134 

Dorothy 62 39 

Ernest 200 134 

Katherine G 852 134 

Mary 511 134 

Richard 509 134 

Samuel 511 134 

Thomas 62 39 

Carey, Clara E 787 190 

Carl, Elizabeth 24 26 

Jonah 24 26 

Carneigle, Jane 62 39 

Carr, Jessie 792 220 

Carson, Andrew 312 172 

Jane M 312 172 

Carter, Amelia 124 93 

John A 83 62 

Martha C 193 63 



246 



INDEX 



Carter, May B 192 63 

Richard 83 62 

Chapin, Amelia 300 164 

Freeman 300 164 

Chapman, Eliza 92 39 

Josiah 164 56 

Childs, Charles 253 73 

George 253 73 

Clark, Matthew 136 51 

Clayton, Ruth 312 172 

Cockran, James G 396 107 

Simon 396 107 

Cole, Abraham 314 174 

Eugene L 314 174 

Frederick G 705 1 74 

Willard G 704 1 74 

Van Rensellaer 314 174 

Combs, Charles 292 159 

Mary 292 81 

Concannon, James 288 157 

Lloyt 649 157 

Cone, Elizabeth A 282 155 

Isaac 282 155 

Connell, Mary D 83 62 

Cooke, Frances 129 99 

Cooper, Alice 653 158 

Arthur L 619 154 

Arabella 272 77 

Carrie B 608 153 

Catherine 106 41 

Catherine 656 160 

Caroline 113 42 

Charles B 317 87 

Charles B 609 153 

Charles B 709 176 

Charles H 712 177 

Charles W 114 42 

Charles W 278 78 

Charles W 292 81 

Clara 620 154 

Constance 31 28 

David B 107 41 

David B 274 77 

David C 657 160 

Dora 714 177 

Downing B 647 157 

Earl C 610 153 

Earl N 624 154 

Edward 621 154 

Edwin S 293 81 

Elizabeth 112 42 

Elizabeth 720a 178 



Cooper, Elizabeth A 277 78 

EmmaT 288 81 

Eugene N 276 78 

Eugene R 625 154 

Fanny 47 29 

Floyd B 626 154 

Frances 652 158 

Frances D 648 157 

Frank D 289 81 

George N 271 77 

George M 622 154 

Grace 660 160 

Harry B 323 88 

Harry B 720 178 

Hattie S 322 88 

Haviland 318 87 

Henrietta B 116 42 

Hester E 286 80 

Hollis 613 153 

Homer 659 160 

Ida A 291 81 

Isadore 273 77 

James M in 42 

Jane 108 41 

John 115 42 

John M 710 176 

John W 719 178 

Jonah 38 28 

Leslie L 658 160 

Linnie 650 158 

Linnie B 290 81 

Lucy K 713 177 

Mabel 623 154 

Mary 109 41 

Mary D 316 87 

Mary E 275 78 

Mary J 284 80 

Maude 320 88 

Milton D 285 80 

Nelly 166 56 

Nelson 651 158 

Oliver G 287 81 

Ralph D 279 78 

Russel R 612 153 

Sarah 48 29 

Sarah no 41 

St. Claud 319 88 

Sylvanus 65 41 

Texanna 321 88 

William Y 6n 153 

Zebulon 105 41 

Cornelius, Catherine 292 81 



INDEX 



247 



Cort, Belle 698 

Caroline 699 

Charles E 312 

Edwin G 701 

Jacob 312 

Jane M 700 

Joseph C 702 

Ruth H 703 

Cox, Dorothy B 516 

Elizabeth P 517 

T. W 219 

T.W.,Jr S15 

Cook, Frances 129 

Craft, Clarinda 223 

Cracraf t, Charles 69 

Martha 69 

Craig, Andrew 32 

Lydia 32 

Crimean, Emeline 394 

Crites, Carl D 777 

Daniel H 394 

Harold H 776 

Ida E 402 

Isaac 402 

Jacob 401 

Sarah A 401 

Cummings, Caroline S . . . . 707 

Frank M 316 

Margaret D 708 

Daniels, Kate R 479 

Darst, Grace 267 

Dawson, Ferris 262 

Davis, Aldert 179 

Cora J 488 

Ethel M 490 

George N 489 

Samuel 179 

Walbert 179 

Day, Estella D 690 

Ida A 691 

lola M 693b 

John N 112 

John N 692 

Margaret E 689 

Mary L 308 

Mildred 694a 

Morris R 307 

Morris R 694 

Priscilla 296 

Stephen 112 

Stephen 309 

Steven H 693 



172 
172 

85 
172 

85 

172 

172 

172 

136 

136 

136 

136 

49 

137 

52 

52 

29 

29 

189 



191 
191 
190 
190 
17s 
17s 
17s 
202 

151 
74 
59 
130 
130 
130 
130 
130 

215 
215 
166 

84 
166 
214 

84 
166 
166 
166 
162 

84 

85 
166 



Day, Wilma 693b 

De Lancy, Ella M 90 

Joseph 90 

Denry, Mary 695 

Dennis, Bruce 682 

Claire 994a 

Dennison, Nancy 139 

Deurdorff , Rebecca 90 

Dildine, Margaret 407 

Dille, Ezra 107 

Hannah 107 

Sarah 160 

Dilley, Endora 186 

Dinwiddle, Belle 1 544 

Donald 890 

Edith J 546 

Edward L 545 

Elenor 891 

John W 237 

Joseph P 543 

Lawrence K 892 

Marion E 542 

Maxine D 893 

Oscar 237 

Doddridge, Alexander 132 

Charles P 367 

Mabel A 368 

Philip H 369 

William B 132 

William B 366 

Donaldson, Charles 666 

Mary E 935 

Robert 666 

Donohue, Edith 736 

Dorsey, Willa 641 

Downey, Alfred 603 

Blanche E 602 

Issie B 606 

John A 273 

John A 273 

John A., Jr 601 

Maude 605 

Ralph 600 

Raymond 604 

Sarah E 607 

Dowd, Conner loi 

Lucretia loi 

Downing, Amanda M 287 

Henry H 287 

Drury, Helen M 543 

Duncan, Caroline E 297 

Dimn, Cora 496 



166 

38 

38 

216 

164 

164 

103 

38 

192 

80 

80 

55 

60 

142 

143 

143 

143 

207 

142 

207 

208 

207 

208 

142 

99 

99 



99 
99 
162 
213 
213 
182 
156 
152 
152 
152 
152 
152 
152 
152 
152 
152 
152 
70 
70 
157 
157 
208 
162 
132 



248 



INDEX 



Duval, Bertha 467 125 

Duyckinck, Sarah F 114 87 

James 114 87 

Edmunds, 116 42 

Edom, Nellie 764 187 

Edwards, James 473 126 

Eggert, Augustus C 315 174 

Maude 315 174 

Elberts, Weyntje i 23 

Elder, G. W 307 166 

Dora 307 166 

Ell, Elizabeth 690 215 

Erickson, Judge 644 157 

Evans, Mabelle 630 21 

Eves, Edwin S 482 480 

Ewing, Lelia P 356 96 

Femstrom, Helen 630 210 

Charles 630 210 

Fisher, Alexander 125 93 

Arabella F 351 182 

Charlotte 959 217 

David A 350 181 

David W 958 217 

Frederick 61 37 

Gemm B 735 182 

Gilbert 960 217 

IdaE 352 183 

Kenneth W 736 182 

Maria L 61 37 

Mary J 353 93 

Rachel A 354 93 

William 125 93 

Winfred B 737 182 

Fitch, Mary A 99 68 

Flanner, Ida K 128 97 

Fleming, Rebecca 132 99 

Fletcher, Isaac 311 167 

Sophia 311 167 

Flock, Louisa 175 129 

Forbs, Mary 135 loi 

Foster, Amanda 171 125 

Minnie 633 211 

William 633 211 

Fraker, Berdean 629 210 

Francis, Laura 444 1 20 

Frans, Clara 902 153 

Cleova L 900 153 

Eva E 901 153 

Theodore 614 153 

Fravel, Eusebia 229 138 

Freeman, Martha 115 88 

Freese, Caroline 689 214 



French, Adelia A 350 181 

John C 667 214 

John C 667 214 

Leanna M 936 214 

Frieson, Phoebe 45 29 

Frost, Lucy A 149 in 

Worthy 149 in 

Fullmer, Charles S 529 205 

Charles S 880 205 

Regina B 881 205 

Fulton, Margaret 280 78 

Funk, Clarence W 475 202 

Bernadine 863 202 

Gaddes, George W 858 201 

Thomas 469 201 

Thomas B 859 201 

Gallager, Genevieve 94 39 

Gamble (or Gambell) 

Agnes L 771 188 

Anna 628 154 

Caroline E 636 155 

Carrie L 772 188 

Catherine G 631 155 

Cecil 915 632 

Charles O 637 157 

Charles W 283 78 

David B 97 40 

Edwin, Jr 920 211 

Edwin R 635 155 

Edwin S 282 78 

Elizabeth 632 155 

Elizabeth F 303 84 

Francis F 902 210 

Francis H 630 155 

George F 904 210 

Harvey 106 41 

Harvey 917 211 

Herbert F 629 154 

Janet L 923 212 

John 775 188 

John C 280 78 

John C 903 210 

Leroy 282 78 

Levi W 303 165 

Margaret 897 208 

Martha 774 188 

Mildred 921 211 

Raymond 918 211 

Raymond L 922 212 

Robert H 392 107 

Russel 916 211 

Ruth 773 183 



INDEX 



249 



Gamble or (Gambell) 

Sylvanus 281 

Sylvanus C 627 

Walter 634 

Walter 919 

William 392 

William B 905 

George, Cecil M 857 

Effie 569 

Edward 464a 

Grace M 568 

Harvey 251 

Helen L 570 

Margaret 464 

Seth C 464 

Seth C., Jr 856 

Thomas 251 

Virginia V 855 

Gettemy, Martha 380 

Gibson, Ella J 373 

Gillette, Pauline 317 

Gillespie, Alice L 473 

Boyd M 860 

Bryant W 470 

Bryant W 861 

Emma 471 

Kate 474 

Lela 477 

Luella J 472 

Pauline W 475 

Ralph M 476 

Thomas 172 

Gilson, Eva 343 

Goldberg, Perineia 287 

Gormley, Forest M 544 

John M 544 

Grafton, Bryant 201 

Katherine 199 

Mary 200 

Samuel 91 

Samuel 202 

Grau, Justine 691 

Green, Alice 289 

Amy 340 

Maria P 182 

Thomas W 289 

Greenwood, Minnie G 441 

Gregg, Caroline 241 

Grifi&n, Emily E 256 

Eimice A 150 

Gromann, Charles 542 

Edna, 1 532 



78 
154 
15s 
211 



201 
149 



73 
149 
122 
122 
201 
148 
201 
187 
102 

175 
126 
201 
126 
201 
126 
126 
126 
126 
126 
126 

57 
92 

157 

142 

142 

64 

64 

64 

39 

64 

215 

81 

180 

131 

158 

120 

146 

149 

113 
207 
142 



Gromann, Henry 542 

Haight, Kate A 283 

Hall, David B 213 

Edward F 313 

Hanley, Alice 418 

James 418 

Hanna, Adeline 294 

Clarriet 295 

Elenor 294 

Jane 298 

John V 108 

John T 670 

John W 297 

Mary E 296 

Thomas 108 

Walker D 671 

Harris, Frank 115 

Lucy M 115 

Harper, Maria 

Haskins, Julia C 81 

Hass, Delia 194 

Hawkins, Albert 331 

Ella J.... _ 331 

Hawes, Lewis E 636 

Hayden, Ann E 182 

Joseph 182 

Hayward, Alfred 351 

Alfred W 738 

Alfreda 1 961 

Arabella A 742 

Arthur F 739 

Charles W 351 

Earl B 963 

Earl G 741 

Ida M 740 

Roland F 962 

William W 965 

Hazelbalker, Mary C iS4a 

Hendricks, Belitje i 

Hewett, Mary A 637 

Hill, Henrietta 76 

Rufus 76 

Hitchcock, Adeline F 780 

Bryan H 781 

Donald E 785 

Frank H 782 

Frank A 399 

John V 778 

Helen F 779 

Pearl 784 

Robert M 783 

Ruth 786 



207 

78 

85 

173 

114 

194 

83 

83 

160 

83 
82 

83 
83 
41 
163 
88 
42 

61 

^33 
179 
179 
155 
130 
130 
182 
182 
218 
183 
182 
182 
218 
183 
183 
218 
219 
116 

23 

156 

37 

58 



190 



190 
190 
190 



250 



INDEX 



Hitchcock, S. A 399 

Hixson, Curtis R 413 

A. Frank 832 

Hockett, J. Maxwell 862 

Oliver O 472 

Hockley, Thomas 308 

William 308 

Hodges, Minnie M 127 

Norman W 127 

Holler, Aaron M 457 

Avis M 844 

Edna E 843 

Ida B 842 

Hopkins, Benjamin 225 

Louisa D 224 

Phoebe 225 

Hoppe, Geertie 5 

Matys II 

William 10 

Houfstater, Cora E 430 

Hover, Addie L 398 

Bryant G 395 

Caroline E 389 

Charles A 393 

Cyrus H 146 

Florence E 397 

Joseph 46 

Joseph 391 

Kate P 394 

Lora 1 390 

Martha J 399 

Mary E 392 

Mercy W 393a 

Minnie L 396 

Hudson, Dora 319 

Humble, Pearl 642 

Hiunmel, Ernest 190 

Ernest 190 

Marie A 505 

Humes, Olive 76 

Himt, Charlotte E 114 

Holloway W 114 

Samuel C 798 

Hutchison, J. W 519 

Ihrie, Lake 370 

Mary J 370 

Irwin, E. S 324 

Helen W 957 

Ruth H 722 

Samuel B 721 

Ireland, Elizabeth 402 

Jacobe, Trintje 



189 
112 
196 

202 
202 



96 

96 
122 
199 
199 
199 

66 
138 

66 

23 

23 

24 
117 
J07 
107 
107 
107 

52 
107 
106 
107 
107 
107 
107 
107 
188 
107 

88 
156 

61 
133 
^33 

S8 
487 

87 
192 
136 
i8s 
i8s 

89 
217 
179 
179 
191 
232 



Jamison, Hazel 776 

Janes, Elizabeth 381 

Johnson, Alberta 596 

Anna C 769 

Carrie E 768 

Frances L 767 

Gertrude C 766 

Joseph R 765 

Julia 236 

MelvinC 868i 

Myron C 764 

William E 381 

Zopher 381 

Jones, Hattie 167 

Jolly, Sarah 112 

Keats, Jessie E 265 

Keller, Anna E 165 

Aurilla 164 

Clara 452 

Gertrude 166 

Henry 456 

John 167 

John G 72 

Martha 163 

Maude 453 

Winfield 168 

Winfield 455 

Winnie 454 

Kelley, Claude 673 

Charles 674 

Emma 465 

Frank 675 

Frank D 298 

Jennie D 677 

Mary F 672 

Randolph 676 

Richard T 465 

Kelsey, James O 679 

Kieth, Lilian 417 

John 417 

Kimball, Vivian 694 

Kenney, Charles 525 

George W 525 

Jerry M 525 

Kip, Annetie 17 

Catrina 18 

Cornelius 15 

Elizabeth 19 

Hendrick H 7 

Isaak 14 

Jacob 16 

Nicassius 7 



187 

152 

187 

187 

187 

187 

187 

142 

187 

187 

187 

187 

56 

84 

74 

56 

56 

121 

56 

121 

56 

32 

S6 

121 

56 

121 

121 

164 

164 

124 

164 

83 
164 
164 
164 
124 
164 
114 
114 
166 
137 
137 
137 

25 

25 
25 

25 
24 
25 

25 

24 



INDEX 



251 



Kissam, A. M 43 29 

Anna 4od 3 1 

Daniel 40a 31 

Franklin 40c 31 

John R 40b 31 

Richard 40 31 

Kline, Elbert 648 157 

Klneisley, John R 718 178 

Russel M 322 178 

Kurfiss, George 663 160 

Hattie O 933a 213 

John E 933 213 

Lackey, Elizabeth 184 59 

Ladd, Elizabeth 97 66 

Lancaster, Paralee 214 65 

Lane, Mary 118 47 

Larminie, Charles 143 106 

Samuel H 143 52 

Law, Esther 693 166 

Lawrence, George W 81 61 

Mary A 81 37 

William 46 29 

Leach, Bert C 643 156 

Don C 641 156 

Eugene E 639 156 

Ida M 638 156 

James 248 156 

John F 640 156 

John 284 156 

Lloyt C 642 156 

Thomas H 284 156 

LeMasters, Luman W 389 188 

Phillip 389 107 

Lenhart, Harry 700 217 

John H 956 217 

Lewis, Harriet A 274 77 

W. L 274 152 

Lightfoot, Charles B 344 92 

Lindley, Albert 533 206 

Albert A 533 206 

Albert G 882 206 

Samuel L 533 206 

Lindly, Bayard B 295 83 

Emily 78 60 

John M 29s 160 

John M 664 160 

Jennie F 665 160 

Littell, Samuel 28 13 

Logan, Lucinda 162 119 

Lomax, Abel 97 66 

Isabelle 97 40 

Love joy, Claude B 449 1 20 



Lovejoy, Edwin 163 

Luscombe, Elizabeth E 410 

Thomas T 410 

Ljmn, Genevieve 360 

Magie, Samuel 58 

Manning, J. H 445 

Maret, Benton 480 

Norma 865 

Marsh, Abram 38c 

Bryant 38d 

Hannah 38f 

Isaac 38 

Isaac 38b 

John 38a 

Susan 38e 

Martin, Archelaus 149 

Elizabeth 238 

Hester 418 

Isabel 149 

Maria 135 

Sarah 141 

McCauley, Elizabeth 66 

James 66 

McClain, Evert R 796 

McClandish, Estella 385 

McCorkle, Emmett W. . . . 222 

Emmett W., Jr 522 

McCormack, Ellen 

McCoy, Jane 246 

McDonald, Waitie 721 

McElree, George W 305 

James 305 

Helen B 687 

Hiram W 686 

Ralph A 688 

McFarland, Elizabeth 105 

Mary 107 

McGill, Mary 77 

McGrew, Katherine C. . . . 317 

Johns 317 

McLean, William R 981 

McLeary, Mary J 668 

McMillan, Charles 752 

Jasper A 668 

John 754 

Mary 751 

Ruth 753 

McVay, Demas L 296 

Franklin 296 

Demas L 938 

Franklin, 296 

John 669 



120 

193 

193 

97 

34 

120 

203 

203 

30 

30 

30 

28 

30 

30 

30 

III 

144 

194 

III 

lOI 

106 
47 
47 

402 

105 
66 

137 

147 
217 

i6s 
i6s 
166 

i6s 
166 

77 
80 

37 
17s 
175 
221 
214 

185 
214 
i8s 
i8s 
i8s 
162 
162 
214 
162 
162 



252 



INDEX 



McVay, Leanna J 666 

Priscilla D 667 

Robert 937 

Thomas F 668 

McVicer, Anne C 139 

John 139 

Meeker, A. M 42 

Samuel 44 

Mercer, Rebecca 330 

Meridith, Adelbert P 368 

Eli 368 

Frank D 746 

Merriman, Mary 133 

Merris, Daniel 78 

Mary J 78 

Metcalf , Alston 763 

Isabeth 763b 

Marjory 762 

Mitchell 763a 

Richard A 377 

Meyer, Fredrica D 741 

William 741 

Milan, Laura A 470 

Miller, Horace 211c 

John R 211 

John R., Jr 211b 

Lucinda 396 

Margaret E 211a 

Mary E 153 

Minton, Mary L 113 

Mathias 113 

Mitchel, Anna 372 

Bertha 386 

Bryant 770a 

Catherine W 136 

Charles E 750 

Charlotte 770 

Clark 384 

Clarence M 748 

David 133 

Edna G 755 

Edwin G 756 

Eliza A 134 

Frances L 380 

George A 757 

Georgia 387 

Hannah A 143 

Hannah M 383 

Howard R 749 

Isaac C 144 

Isabelle 138 

Jane 137 



162 
162 
214 
162 
103 
103 
29 
29 
179 
184 
184 
184 
100 
60 
60 
186 
186 
186 
186 
186 
183 
219 
201 
13s 
13s 
13s 
107 

13s 
115 

85 
186 

lOI 

106 
187 

51 
i8s 
187 
loS 
i8s 

51 



SI 
103 
186 
106 

SI 
I OS 
i8S 

SI 
102 

SI 



Mitchel, Jane 378 102 

John 379 102 

John B 140 51 

John F 38s 105 

Joseph 139 51 

Katharyn 758 186 

Katherine C 374 102 

Lettie M 371 

Martha M 382 103 

Mary B 377 102 

Mathew 370 100 

Mathew B 68 51 

Mathew C 142 51 

Mathew 376 102 

Mathew W 759 186 

Nancy K 381 103 

Robert 375 102 

Robert 135 51 

Robert B 760 186 

Robert 1 747 185 

Simeon 138 51 

Torrence 141 51 

William D 761 186 

William T 373 102 

Moll, Lambert H 3 23 

Montgomery, Clarence. ... 195 63 

Ruth A 392 188 

Moore, Dora 264 150 

Margaret 57 30 

Moorman, Altha 406 109 

Morrow, Carol L 729 180 

Helen M 730 181 

Hodson 340 92 

John M 341 92 

John T 340 180 

Merritt B 726 180 

Neil 729 180 

Ruth F 731 181 

Wendell B 727 180 

Mount, Jasper E 290 159 

Jasper E 290 159 

MuflEat, Anne 251 148 

Mulford, Abraham 35 28 

Elizabeth 35a 28 

Sarah 3sb 28 

Mvillen, Kathryn 1 738 182 

Muraine, Mortimer 699 172 

Myers, Abraham 540 142 

Emma M 540 142 

Nagle, Grear 233 68 

Samuel G 535 139 

Nalbert, Kittie M 442 120 



INDEX 



253 



Niehause, Charles A 183 131 

Minnie K 183 131 

Newell, Frederick W 397 107 

William H 397 107 

Newman, John 

Nicely, Jacob 105 77 

Sarah 105 77 

Nissen, Charles D 945 215 

Catherine A 946 215 

Harold S 944 215 

Hans 690 215 

Mary E 943 215 

Nis 690 215 

Walter R 947 215 

Northrup, Anna G 451 121 

Henry W 165 121 

James H 450 121 

Norton, Elizabeth 225 66 

Nye, Isabel 544 142 

Pangburn, Clarissa 149 iii 

Parkinson, Elizabeth no 83 

Parish, A. L 583 150 

Parsons, Dorothy T 887 207 

Ella 889 207 

Hiram O 538 206 

John 538 206 

John H 888 207 

Truman 886 207 

Partch, Hoyt 772 188 

Mary 966 219 

Robert C 967 219 

Partelle, Mary E 417 193 

Patterson, James 507 134 

Jennie 508 134 

Margaret M 509 134 

Thomas M 199 64 

Paulase, Mynonn 11 24 

Payne, Lucinda 491 131 

Pearce, Harriet 102 72 

Michael 102 72 

Peavy, Melissa 465 1 24 

Peckinpaw, Simon 200 134 

Perkins, Mary J 237 142 

Sally E 573 150 

Perry, Ida L 463 122 

Peters, M. Frances 533 206 

Peterson, O. C 608 153 

Paul 899 153 

Phelps, A. Cassius 187 61 

Piatt, Jacob 349 93 

Pierce, Jonathan 311 167 

Ruth 311 167 



Pierce, Sarah J 351 182 

Pierson, Frank M 502 133 

Frank M., Jr 870 204 

Post, Adam C 149 53 

Adelaide 416 114 

Adalaide E 797 192 

Albert L 810 193 

Alice L 804 192 

Alvin D 969 219 

Arthur C 821 194 

Asher T 145 52 

Bryant 147 52 

Charles A 408 in 

Charles B 790 190 

Charles C 69 52 

Charles C 402 109 

Charles G 151 53 

Claire B 792 191 

Clarence M 791 190 

Clark C 402 191 

Cora E 788 190 

Corwin H 419 114 

Cyrus V 811 193 

Edward G 403 109 

Edna J 796 191 

Etta M 402 191 

Florence N 800 192 

Frank P 818 194 

Marold R 417 114 

Harvey 152 53 

Helen C 968 219 

Helen M 420 114 

Helen M 822 194 

Helen R 794 191 

Howard 814 193 

Ida G 793 191 

Ira B 415 113 

Isaac B 150 53 

Jerome K 815 194 

Jeremiah 69 52 

John 972 220 

John C 816 194 

Katherine A 805 192 

Katie E 409 in 

Laurence 819 194 

Leonidas C 795 191 

Leonidas H 148 52 

Leonidas H 406 109 

Louie C 789 190 

Mabel 413 in 

Margaret 114 87 

Margaret G 411 in 



254 



INDEX 



Post, Marion 823 194 

Martha 146 52 

Martha 407 iii 

Martha H 799 192 

Martha J 405 109 

Martha L 801 192 

Mary 973 220 

Mary E 404 109 

Mary M 412 iii 

Mildred A 802 192 

Raymond A 809 193 

Robert R 820 194 

Ruth 798 192 

Samuel A 401 109 

Sarah J 803 192 

Stanley B 813 193 

Vernon B 418 114 

William F 414 in 

William S 400 109 

William S 787 190 

Winfred B 410 in 

Winfred H 817 194 

Winfred L 812 193 

Postlewaite, Elizabeth .... 93 65 

Pratt, Sarah S 120 91 

Priest, Nancy 289 158 

Ransom, Mercy A 67 49 

Rawhouser, Anna 906 210 

Jerome L 631 210 

Jerome L 908 210 

John G 907 210 

Rawles, Eliza J 149 in 

John 149 III 

Rayburn, Sara M 276 154 

Reeder, Margaret 66 47 

Rice, Ethel 646 157 

Rich, Corrilla 737 217 

Ridgeway, Clarriet A 934a 213 

James L 665 213 

Philip L 934 213 

William B 665 213 

Wilma J 934b 213 

Riggan, Sarah 571 149 

Roach, Harold V 940 214 

Henry 672 214 

Raymond 939 214 

Robbins, Ida A 309 85 

Ida M 415 113 

Roberts, Grace B 618 153 

Leona P 617 153 

Marvin M 275 78 

Mary 616 153 



Roberts, Maude 614 

Volney W 615 

Robertson, Bernard R . . . . 560 

Clara L 556 

Clifford L 551 

Elizabeth B 547 

Eli M 100 

Emil M 553 

Eva B 550 

Fletcher L 239 

Francis M 548 

Glenn 552 

Hezekiah 100 

Irene J 557 

John H 554 

Joseph A 549 

Joseph H 238 

Mary J 237 

Wendall 555 

Rockwell, Elkanah 151 

Maria 151 

Rodgers, Delia A 533 

William H 233 

Ross, Abigail 58 

Daniel 31 

Daniel, Jr 45 

James 57 

Mary 63 

Nathaniel 34 

Rachel 46 

Routt, Birdie M 221 

John L 221 

Rowley, Ann 183 

Runnels, Julia 149 

Rushmore, Abigail 29 

Russell, Catherine 149 

Sanger, Adna 225 

Benjamin H 527 

David 226 

Edith M 529 

Elnora A 524 

Harvey 96 

Harvey C 877 

Hazel C 525 

Julia 878 

L. W 223 

Mary 227 

Ross 224 

Ross 879 

Sarah A 526 

Sarah E 528 

Violetta P 523 



153 
153 
146 

145 

145 

144 

40 

145 
144 

69 
144 

145 
69 
145 
145 
144 



145 
114 

S3 

139 

68 

30 

28 

29 

30 

32 

28 

29 

66 

136 

131 

III 

27 

III 

66 

138 

66 

138 

222 

40 

205 

222 

205 

66 

66 

66 

205 

222 

138 

222 



INDEX 



255 



Sarber, Myrtle 366 

Sasse, Henrietta C 542 

Scheckler, Bryant 198 

D.J 88 

Edna J 196 

Frank J 88 

Maude E 197 

Searing, John 25 

Hannah 25 

Mary 39 

Seitz, Catherine 842 

Sellers, Charles W 595 

Clyde C 597 

Katherine 599 

Margaret 300 

Mary E 598 

Robert D 596 

Thomas N 272 

Shaw, Hannah 451 

Sheldon, Berta 828 

Harry J 426 

Ruby 827 

Walter B 828a 

Shields, N.M 645 

Shirk, Abner 698 

Edwin C 954 

Michael 698 

Richard A 955 

Shurte, Alice E 543 

John 543 

Sill, Anna 7 

Silvers, Anna 169 

Skow, Dora L 941 

Frederick P 689 

Mads 689 

Margaret D 942 

Smith, Anna M 692 

Bertha 194 

Daniel R 412 

Daniel E. W 412 

David 294 

J- B 330 

John V 294 

Lou 330 

Lulu N 663 

Martha J 661 

Thomas D 662 

Wilford M 194 

Snyder, Hoyt P 585 

Jessie B 580 

John K 258 

Lucy 581 



99 Snyder,Maude 578 150 

142 Paul J 584 150 

63 Pearl E 579 150 

38 Sophia J 582 150 

63 Wildie W 583 150 

38 Spittal, Bertha M 502 133 

63 Cassias D 503 133 

27 JohnH 188 61 

26 Stalter, Anna 254 74 

28 Charles E 263 74 

199 Chester L 591 151 

152 Delphia 262 74 

152 Edwin R 264 74 

152 Elura 258 74 

164 Emma J 573 150 

152 Ethel C 574 150 

152 Eimice V 592 151 

152 Franklin 259 74 

121 Frederick L 267 74 

195 George H 256 74 

195 Gladys Y 588 151 

19s Harold 587 151 

195 Hiram 103 74 

IS7 John 103 74 

216 John F 576 150 

216 John W 265 74 

216 Julia J 266 74 

216 Lottie M 575 150 

207 Mabel G 590 151 

208 Martha B 257 74 

25 Mary K 255 74 

122 Moreta L 589 151 

215 Samuel B 261 74 

214 Verne 586 151 

214 Volney J 577 150 

215 Stealy, Amos 842 221 

166 Elva 980 221 

133 Haldene R 842 199 

III Kirk H 979 221 

III Studley, Kittle 293 81 

160 Steinbrook, Margaret 67 32 

179 Stensell, Lulu 425 115 

160 Stewart, Eliza J 148 52 

160 Gladys 498 204 

213 Grace 494 204 

160 Samuel 148 109 

160 Stholp, Sarah 185 132 

133 Stoops, Irene 239 69 

150 Straight, Nelson H 188 61 

150 Stroup, Mae 609 153 

74 Stuckey, Alfred B 154a 116 

150 Anna 480 127 



256 



INDEX 



Stuckey, Asa W iS4d ii6 

Avis A IS4C ii6 

Bryant 478 127 

Elizabeth C i54f 117 

Frances E i54h 117 

Grace i54g "7 

Hazel 1541 117 

John S iS4b 116 

John S 174 127 

Joseph W 154 116 

Julia P 864 202 

Madison W 479 127 

Ruby 482 127 

Samuel 169 122 

Sarah M 169 122 

Sullivan, Mary 269 151 

Sunderland, James 393 188 

Mercy E 393 107 

Tabitha 395 189 

Sutton, Eva 178 59 

Swain, Helen 629 154 

Sweeney, David L 423 194 

Emily E 423 194 

Mary 495 132 

Swickard, Susanna 306 84 

Talbot, Elizabeth 514 135 

Talcott, Florence 238 69 

Henry 238 69 

Taylor, Elmira 94 66 

Teeple, Polly 100 69 

Thomas, Florence 323 88 

Mary 148 109 

Theresa 315 174 

Thompson, Ada E 845 199 

Charles B 847 199 

Christine B 866 204 

Elizabeth A 846 199 

Jay 847f 199 

John B 867 204 

Walter B 483 203 

Wilma C 868 204 

William 847a 199 

William Z 458 199 

Thorpe, Ella 331 179 

Toole, Bertha 541 142 

Roy 541 142 

Trieglaff , Helen A 504 133 

Oscar G 189 133 

Tucker, Grace M 537 142 

Henry 236 142 

Lloyd B . . . 540 142 

Martha F 538 142 



Tucker, Roy H 539 

William 236 

William C 541 

Tupper, Hannah 313 

Turner, David 332 

Florence 496 

James 496 

Margaret C 725 

Murray 332 

Tyler, Delia F 99 

Jeremiah 99 

Ute, Hugh 649 

Vaile, Anna E 313 

Clara E 311 

Edward G 113 

Edward L 315 

Edward L., Jr 706 

Emma C 314 

Leonard 113 

Mary E 310 

Savilla 667 

Susan M 312 

Vance, Andrew M 286 

Ann 60 

Bert C 646 

Grace 644 

Lloyt 645 

Robert 60 

Van Gysse, Isaak 7 

Vankirk, Addison 304 

Arthur no 

Charles C 303 

Dora G 685 

Elizabeth E 306 

Mary J 305 

Ralph no 

Van Winkle, Jacob 9 

Margrita S 9 

Symon J 9 

Walling 9 

Varner, Garnet 829 

Vasbinder, Ephraim 59 

David 74 

Jane 75 

Viglenny, May 635 

Vincent, Earl B 835 

Fred M 834 

George H 638 

HughR 836 

James O 439 

Rex R 837 

Volke, Lillie 737 



142 
142 
142 

173 
180 
132 
132 
180 
180 
68 
68 
157 
173 
167 

8S 

174 

174 

173 

85 

167 

214 

171 

157 

36 

157 

157 

157 

36 

24 

84 

83 

84 

i6s 

84 

84 

83 

232 

24 

26 

230 

196 

36 

36 

36 

155 

198 

198 

156 

198 



182 



INDEX 



257 



Volke, William 737 182 

Wagner, Anna 276 78 

David 276 154 

Walker, Rachel 666 213 

Wall, Julia A 527 138 

Wallace, Arthur H 434 118 

Walton, Mary 170 124 

Warner, Benjamin 170 124 

Harriet 1 70 1 24 

Warren, Eugene C 717 178 

W. Stewart 321 178 

Watson, Eunice 772a 106 

John 387 106 

Wattles, Lauren tine 122 92 

Webster, Nellie 627 154 

Wellman, Chester 161 119 

Eugene B 438 119 

Margaret J 439 119 

Welsh, Agnew 430 196 

Albert C 463 122 

Alice E 457 122 

Anna 460 122 

Anson S 467 125 

Bryant 169 57 

Bryant M 852 200 

Dana E 830 196 

Daniel R 487 1 29 

Earl B 829 196 

Emma 459 122 

Emma 469 125 

Emma M 854 200 

Emma W 173 57 

Frances 486 1 29 

George H 159 55 

George H 171 57 

George St. C 461 122 

Georgia S 483 1 29 

Gertrude P 468 125 

Grace 484 129 

Hannah 172 57 

Harry M 462 122 

Harry M 485 129 

Helen C 853 200 

Jane 458 122 

Jane A 70 54 

Jane A 176 57 

JohnB 175 57 

Madison W 73 56 

Margaret A 833 196 

Margaret B 464 122 

Mary A 851 200 

Mary L 466 125 



Welsh, Opal M 832 196 

Pauline W 174 127 

Rhea M 831 196 

William M 465 124 

William St. C 170 57 

West, Frances 846a 199 

Westerveld, Cornelius J. . . 22 26 

Weyer, Nona E 790 190 

Weygandt, Barbara 303 165 

Isaac 306 84 

John M 306 84 

Wheeler, Emma 85 38 

Maria E 248 73 

Nicholas 488 130 

Whetstone, Jennie 403 109 

White, Adelaide F 926 212 

Bryan H 927 212 

Donald E 931 212 

Frank 661 212 

Frank 928 212 

Helen F 925 212 

John V 924 212 

Laura 130 49 

Nettie A 376 102 

Pearl 930 212 

Robert M 929 212 

Ruth 932 212 

Whitehurst, Mary F 412 in 

Whitsel, Lola E 491 131 

William 491 131 

Wiley, Olive 223 222 

Wilson W 223 222 

Williams, Nellie V 777 189 

Wilson, Abigail 314 174 

Daniel 140 104 

Effie 241 70 

John 241 146 

Joseph R 246 147 

Joseph 246 147 

Kady 314 174 

Olive 140 104 

Peter 314 15^4 

Samuel L 433 118 

Winne, Marte 9 26 

Peter 9 26 

Wisley, Everett T 895 208 

F. T 578 208 

Mary E 894 208 

Roy O 896 208 

Woodruff, Aim 37 235 

Catherine 37 31 

Joanna 63 32 



258 



INDEX 



Woodson, Hester A 221 136 

Woodward, A. W 217 65 

WooUey, Aaron K 

Abraham 37 31 

Abram R 235 • 

Catherine 37 31 

Elizabeth 

Wright, John G 573 ^ 150 

William A 573*fiy 150 



Yarbrough, Charles R 572 149 

Ernest E 571 149 

Newton L 255 149 

Yeast, Frank W i54f 117 

Yrens, Rebecca 4 23 

Young, Frank 568 149 

John 568 149 

Nancy 389 188 

Sarah A 63 40 



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